How to turn your iPad or iPod Touch into a dual-SIM mobile phone and have up to 3 active phone numbers on your iPhone

“Would you like to turn your iPad or iPod Touch into a dual-SIM mobile phone?” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “What about having two or three active phone numbers simultaneously on your iPhone?”

“Enter the SIMore E-Clips Box [US$$124.88],” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “This small box, which fits neatly into the palm of your hand, allows you to make and receive calls, surf the internet at high speed, send and receive SMS, using up to three SIM cards simultaneously, and without having to swap SIM cards or carry multiple devices.”

“The E-Clips Box can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing you to share your wireless connection with up to eight other users,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Additionally, the E-Clips Box features a microSD card slot that supports capacities up to 32-gigabytes, and this storage can be shared accessed by devices connected to it.”

SIMore E-Clips Box
SIMore E-Clips Box

“If you don’t want to carry the E-Clips Box separate to your iPhone, there are cases that allow it to be clipped to your device for the iPhone 8, 7, 6 and 6S, and iPhone 8 Plus, 7 Plus, 6 Plus and 6S Plus (with cases for other devices in the pipeline),” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “The E-Clips Box features a built-in rechargeable battery good for 8 hours of use.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: A nice-sounding solution for world-travelers, businesspeople, or anyone who’d like to carry one iPhone instead of having to swap SIM cards or carry multiple devices.


  1. I used to be a SIM-card swapper. Today, i no longer need to do this anymore.

    T-Mobile USA offers free data roaming (plus free text messages) to a very large number of countries (almost the entire world). I no longer need to put a local SIM card when I’m outside the USA.

    The only minor challenge is not having a local phone number at which people may call me from a land line. There is iMessage/Facetime, WhatsApp, Viber or Skype for those calling to/from mobile, so I’m unlikely to be unreachable, no matter where in the world I may be.

    And for the past two summers, T-Mobile was offering unlimited 4G while roaming, during July/August, so I was FaceTiming from a beach in Greece practically every day.

    For many mobile users, ability to have more than one SIM in the phone is a valuable benefit. However, when your carrier gives you free overseas roaming, you don’t feel that need anymore.

    1. Always ✓ that itinerary. A buddy switched to T-Mobile and was cooing about the roaming, until he looked at his trip to Vietnam to find no agreement. $15MB data, 50¢ per SMS, and $6/min for voice. (Glass of water for Mr. Granger!)

      Sometimes you just gotta be unlocked and do the old SIM presto-chango.

    1. Yep, cool. Even Botvinnik can’t be argued against on this one.

      Very cool.

      Trump 2024! (If Putin and China’s Xi Jinping can g for more than two terms, Trump can too. What’s the alternative, some democrat scum? No thanks!)

    1. It’s not better technology at all. Truphone is nothing more than an international SIM. You can get a Truphone SIM and use it as one of your SIMs with the device in this article.

      There are numerous international SIM options. I’m not sure Truphone particularly stands out, but it’s not competitive in any way with this device.

      Comparing Truphone for example to KeepGo, for data Truphone maxes out at $420 for 5GB, while KeepGo gives you 10GB for $219. And every other lower tier is significantly less with KeepGo.

      Further, local SIMs will be even cheaper… much cheaper. The device in this article appears to make using local SIMs even easier.

      Also, that video sucks. I know what people and cities look like. Just tell us what the hell the product/service does and how much it costs.

      1. TruPhone allows you to have multiple international numbers and have them billed as local calls. It also allows recording of calls- important for business and legal calls. It also does not back hall the signal to one server site which reduces latency in the network.
        It is a specialized product, but is valuable for those who have to travel internationally for work.

        1. Again, how is this *better* technology? It’s still SIM based, and the product being mentioned is a dual SIM adapter.

          You’re totally comparing apples and oranges here.

          If those services are more desirable than cheaper international roaming, the service *plan* from TruPhone may be better than other service plans, but it’s in no way a competitive device to the product in the article.

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