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[Q] android dual sim issue with data on kitkat

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By flamery, Member on 12th August 2014, 05:32 AM
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Hi Guys, I was using an ICS dual sim phone until I broke, it, the way I had it setup was
1) SIM 1 - 3g enabled
2) SIM 2 - 2g only + data connection enabled

That meant I had 2g data access and 3g carrier service.

Now here is the thing, my carrier on SIM 1 is 3g/4g only! They do not have a 2g network at all, so in order to make calls and text 3g has to be enabled for that SIM. as for the data I only need it for AGPS stuff, so only minimal bandwidth is required, I have no data allowance on SIM 1 and SIM 2 is provided by my employer so the data is free.

Now That all worked sweet. until I got this new phone, Nubia Z7 Mini.

Problem is, if I enable data on SIM 2, then I lose signal on SIM 1. There does not seem to be away to enable 2g only data on SIM 2 under android kitkat. (or it may be a hardware limitation?) It seems to only allow me to swing 3g service between SIM 1 or 2. and only allow mobile data on the SIm with 3g

any ideas how I can get around this?
 
 
12th August 2014, 05:52 AM |#2  
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Hmm I think it may be a hard limitation.

i did this:
Sim card 2: selected only GSM network mode
Sim card 1: only WCDMA network mode

then enabled data on sim card 2, went back and checked and it had changed SIM card 1 back to GSM only and sim card 2 to 3g.

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