1. Northcliff's Avatar
    I'm ready to buy a Lumia 650, but I don't want a dual SIM or international model. I would like to purchase a unit directly from Microsoft. I am located in the United States.

    Currently they offer one variant on the store: black, dual SIM.

    Any idea when or if they will have a single SIM model in stock? How about other color options?

    Thanks.
    04-13-2016 10:57 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Based on how they did things with the XL, I doubt that they will ever do a single sim deal. The only possibility is if Cricket will follow through with their plans to sell the 650. Even then, it would be locked to Cricket.
    04-14-2016 07:20 AM
  3. XToro's Avatar
    Why don't you want dual sim? I bought the dual sim but only use one sim card. There's no difference really. It doesn't popup with a no sim card error or anything. Only thing it does is show a little icon at the top saying one slot is empty.
    Guzzler3 likes this.
    04-14-2016 10:01 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    VVM support for dual SIM is added starting with 10586.218.

    Here is what is new in Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.218 | Windows Central
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-14-2016 02:08 PM
  5. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Why don't you want dual sim? I bought the dual sim but only use one sim card. There's no difference really. It doesn't popup with a no sim card error or anything. Only thing it does is show a little icon at the top saying one slot is empty.
    Exactly. Also there are app icons for the second SIM (phone and messaging with little 1 or 2 numbers on them). Just unpin them from the start screen and you are good to go. Otherwise it acts like a normal single SIM phone. Only if you put in a second SIM will it start to do the extra things.

    One advantage with a second SIM in the USA, is if you have a work number and your personal number. If your work number is also a GSM carrier, you just put the second work SIM in and you don't need to carry two phones around. Kind of nice if you think about it.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-15-2016 11:20 AM
  6. XToro's Avatar
    Exactly. Also there are app icons for the second SIM (phone and messaging with little 1 or 2 numbers on them). Just unpin them from the start screen and you are good to go. Otherwise it acts like a normal single SIM phone. Only if you put in a second SIM will it start to do the extra things.

    One advantage with a second SIM in the USA, is if you have a work number and your personal number. If your work number is also a GSM carrier, you just put the second work SIM in and you don't need to carry two phones around. Kind of nice if you think about it.
    The way I got rid of the little 1 and 2 numbers on both the messaging and phone tiles is by linking them. Open Messaging and press the three dots on the bottom right corner (...) to open the menu and press "Link tiles". This will remove the individual sim tiles and make them one. They then appear like single sim phone tiles and just say "Messaging" and "Phone" with no numbers.

    For the phone tiles, do the same thing as I said for the Messaging tile.
    RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    04-15-2016 12:35 PM

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