New iPhone Case Adds Dual SIM Capability
The makers of Peel—the iPhone universal remote conversion package—have nearly completed work on the Vooma Peel PG92, a case that gives iPhone users an extended battery and dual-SIM capabilities.
The case adds a considerable amount of size to the iPhone, but nothing worse than the average Otter Box offering and most of it is due to the dock connector and additional battery. The real magic begins when another SIM is installed in the case and users download the Vooma app.
It is worth noting that the Vooma app will only work on Jailbroken iPhone 4s and 4Ss. The app emulates the iPhones own phone application and allows users to make calls using the second SIM card installed in the case. Users can make calls from two different SIM cards on the same iPhone, effectively unlocking the device.
For those who travel frequently and utilize prepaid SIMs this case should prove invaluable. The added battery life from the additional battery pack is a nice bonus as well. Don’t expect to see Peel’s new dual-sim case to show up in Apple Stores like their Peel universal remote solution though. Everything this case and the App do is very non-Apple and AT&T compliant.
That said, the sooner the case and its accompanying app get out of pre-release the better for those frustrated by Verizon and Sprint iPhones inability to work internationally without paying ridiculous international rates.
* Sprint will allow iPhone 4 and 4S owners in good standing to remove their SIM card and use prepaid international SIMs if they call and ask permission*