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Step dad has 2 SIM cards??

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lmbkr112 Mon 22-Jun-20 23:57:50

My mum asked me to change her partners ringtone on his phone the other day and while on it I noticed in the settings it said there was a SIM1 and SIM2. This has immediately rang alarm bells and now I’m wondering if he is having an affair/hiding something from my mum. Does anyone have any advice as I’m not sure whether to tell my mum in case it is innocent.

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loobywench Tue 23-Jun-20 00:00:18

Perhaps ones a work number?

HirplesWithHaggis Tue 23-Jun-20 00:01:14

Business SIM, personal SIM? I had a phone with two, nothing dubious going on.

naima99 Tue 23-Jun-20 00:02:29

I have two sim cards. I'm not having an affair. I wouldn't jump to that conclusion based on that alone.

TheFoz Tue 23-Jun-20 00:03:25

If he travels abroad often it could be for that reason.

safariboot Tue 23-Jun-20 03:19:04

I had two sims for a few months because one had cheap data and the other was my usual sim for calls.

ErickBroch Tue 23-Jun-20 09:39:06

Bold assumption! I have 2 for work.

ladybee28 Tue 23-Jun-20 09:42:25

I had 2 because the package with my provider gave me an extra number for free. I never use it, never even think about it.

Is there more to this story?

Razpoot Tue 23-Jun-20 09:47:30

Read the post name out loud and my partner proclaims "FOR DRUGS!"

I'm hoping that's not the case!

Thegirlwithnousername Tue 23-Jun-20 10:16:41

I have two SIM cards in my phone but not having an affair it just what came with my phone. I only use the one..One was for some WiFi thing if I remember correctly.

Halestorm Tue 23-Jun-20 10:32:46

Loads of colleagues have dual sim phones because they've a work number for clients and their own personal one and it's a pain carrying around two phones.
Not necessarily sinister, especially if he has to give out his work phone number often to clients.

Fridaysgirl17 Tue 23-Jun-20 11:23:47

My partner has a dual sim card phone, one he uses day to day and the other he tops up to use to call and video chat his family who live in Nigeria, it's cheaper to use a specific company to do this,all very innocent

user0002846727 Tue 23-Jun-20 11:30:34

I have 2 sim cards to get the best coverage (different underlying networks)

RedCatBlueCat Tue 23-Jun-20 11:41:23

I used to have 2 SIMs - a UK one and a foreign one. Currently down to 1 SIM, but if I go to change the ringtone, it offers me both choices. Are you sure he has a SIM in each slot?

backseatcookers Tue 23-Jun-20 16:18:50

Could be UK and foreign or work and personal?

NewNewt Tue 23-Jun-20 16:44:02

I know people who put a work one and a personal one in the same phone to avoid having to carry 2 phones around. Could easily be that.

TheShepherdsCrown Tue 23-Jun-20 17:37:34

I have had phones which allow me two SIMs useful to have one number for my professional contacts, one for my personal. Also meant I could have two different networks, useful where coverage can be patchy. Didn’t know that would lay me open to judgement and accusations of an affair.

amylou8 Tue 23-Jun-20 18:10:34

I've always got 2 in my phone. SIM2 will be from wherever I last visited as I pick up a local SIM when traveling. It then stays put until I go abroad again and chuck it out to put the new one in.

30not13 Tue 23-Jun-20 18:25:53

I have two sim slots but just 1 in it. Inky settings etc it still gives me option to save to slot 1 or 2 soit might not even be that there are physically two in there.

Also if he needs you to change his ringer he's hardly a techno wiz that can hide stuff surely?

TW2013 Tue 23-Jun-20 18:46:25

Thread hijack, those who have two sims, can you see which one is being used to ring in on?

RedCatBlueCat Tue 23-Jun-20 19:04:34

Yes, TW2013. And you can set them to ring differently, so you can tell which sim is being used before you even look at the screen. I also named each SIM something obvious.

PolPotNoodle Tue 23-Jun-20 19:05:51

My phone says I have 2 sims when I change the ringtone but I only have one sim in it.

saraclara Tue 23-Jun-20 19:10:59

I have two SIMs for travel purposes. My friend has two, one for work calls, one for private. It's not at all unusual, and there are now quite a few phones that will let you run two SIMs concurrently, rather than having to swap them in and out.

iwilltaketwoplease Tue 23-Jun-20 20:09:50

Did you see the 2 sims in the phone ? Some phones have a 2sim option but it doesn't mean there's 2 in it.

JustC Wed 24-Jun-20 08:25:17

My phone is dual sim, and when changing tingtones, will ask prompt for sim1 and sim2, when really I only have one sim in.
Are you sure there actually are 2 sims in?

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