Dual SIM card phones to aid Christchurch recovery efforts
February 24, 2011 - 1.00pm
Dual SIM card
phones to aid Christchurch recovery
2degrees and Vodafone are providing
Christchurch Earthquake Operations centre staff with
dual-SIM card mobile phones to aid the rescue and recovery
The LG 310 phones, which carry 2degrees and
Vodafone SIM cards, will provide rescue staff with
simultaneous access to both networks as they continue their
investigation of premises around the city.
The benefit of
‘dual SIM’ mobile phones is that if one company’s
network is not operating, the phone can make calls and texts
on the other’s.
The companies have pre-loaded 200 of the
phones with credit so they are ready to use
Although Vodafone and 2degrees operate their
own separate networks in Christchurch, the underlying GSM
technology is the same.
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