Kickstarter aims to bring dual-SIM capabilities to iPhone
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A lot of people take advantage of being able to house two SIM cards on their smartphones. Rather than carrying two phones for different purposes, the ability to use a second SIM makes it easy to have a personal phone and another phone dedicated to work or some other function. A new Kickstarter called PIECE has created a small device that will connect a second SIM card to an iPhone wirelessly.
The device uses bluetooth to connect the SIM card to the phone and it works seamlessly to allow the user to take advantage of two separate numbers for calling and texting. PIECE has a long-lasting battery that will have about 150 hours of standby time on average, meaning it will need to be charged a little more than once a week. The device will hold any GSM, EGSM, DCS, or PCS card and is small enough to fit into a pocket or credit card slot in a wallet.
The Kickstarter is already funded, with $97,022 pledged, and the goal was just below $27,000. The device itself will cost around $80 based on the pledging options. Because of the high amount of funding, stretch goals have been put in place, and PIECE will now also be compatible with Android smartphones as well. PIECE is set to ship to backers by November of this year, and it could really find a sizable audience, filling a need for those who have up until now used two phones with separate SIM cards.