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$6,240
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 28 2013 2:17 PM UTC +00:00
$6,240
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
94
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 28 2013 2:17 PM UTC +00:00

About

One iPhone 5, Two SIM Cards.

It's a simple problem that deserves a simple solution.

Business travelers and world explorers are all too familiar with the hassle of carrying two phones or regularly switching SIM cards.

Now imagine an iPhone 5 that holds two SIM cards, letting you toggle between them easily, right within the Settings panel of your iPhone 5.

The SIM+ is our solution. We'd like to make it a reality for everybody else too.

Build better work/life practices. Keep your work number active while in the office and when it's time to head home, turn on your personal number, leaving the work number deactivated until it's time to return to the office.

How did it all come about?

As businessmen ourselves, we know as well as anybody the frustration of carrying multiple phones or SIM cards.

We also know from experience that we're not alone in this predicament, so we decided to engineer a solution that would make life more covenient for iPhone 5 users that have to keep up with more than one phone number.

The solution arrives in the form of the SIM+, a quality case for the iPhone 5 that discreetly houses multiple SIM cards.

Features you won’t find anywhere else

On the outside, the SIM+ looks like any other sleek and simple iPhone case. 

  • Black or white plastic casing that covers the sides and back of the iPhone5.
  • A strip of aluminum with an anodized finish in black, red or silver houses the SIM cards.
On the inside, the case holds a dual SIM switcher.

  • Two active SIM card slots that connect to the phone. The first slot fits Nano SIM cards (SIM-1); the other fits Micro SIM cards (SIM-2).
  • One storage slot for a third SIM card.
  • Any SIM card that your iPhone 5 accepts can be used with our SIM switcher - that means any carrier, any country, any network settings.*
  • The software can be set to automatically switch to the second SIM card if the first one loses signal or at time intervals that you can designate.

*Note that if your phone is locked to a specific carrier, you will only be able to use SIM cards from that carrier.

To set the timing:

1. Go to Settings > Phone > SIM Applications > Switch on Timed interval

2. Set this to ON.

3. Select either the SIM1 or SIM2

4. Enter how many minutes you want the selected SIM card to be active before automatically switching to the other SIM card.

SIM+ tip for Business users:

We suggest setting three minutes out of every hour of the work day to activate your personal SIM so you can see missed calls and messages from your friends and family at least once an hour, and vice versa on evenings/weekends so that any urgent work matters won't go unnoticed for longer than an hour. 

Checking the active SIM card 

You can see the active phone number on the home screen of your iPhone. You can also see it within the SIM+ interface, which appears automatically in the Settings menu after you put the SIM+ case on your phone.

A small way of saying a big thank you

Backers that choose the special edition cases will receive the SIM+ with KICKSTARTER engraved on the aluminum case. This is exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign.

Where we are and why we need your help

We have already finalized our prototype and are ready for production.

After several iterations, we're happy with the SIM+: a polished case with a fully functioning SIM switcher. We've conducted thorough tests on the functionality of both the case and the software.

We have good working relationships in place with plastic molding manufacturers and chip suppliers.

Funding is still needed, however, to cover expenses for our first mass production.


We have successfully delivered projects (check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DigiritcomRuiDeQiYe?ref=hl to learn more) and are confident that with succesful funding, we can bring this project to the market and deliver on orders.

Prototypes

iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

Risks and challenges

The SIM+ is comprised of 6 separate component parts:

1. iPhone case (Plastic)

2. SIMs carrier unit

3. SIMs FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit)

4. SIM cover (Aluminum and Titanium)

5. SIM metal plate holder

6. Elastic parts

In order to ensure the highest quality, we must outsource the production of each of these six components to specialized suppliers. We have been working hard from the beginning to build good relationships with these suppliers and plan to continue to maintain these relationships.

As a new small company, we lack the funds necessary to meet our supplier minimums to make our first bulk order. Achieving our Kickstarter goal will ensure that we can meet these minimums without sacrificing quality, guarantee fulfillment of pledge orders and bring the SIM+ to the market.

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    Pledge US$ 52 or more About US$ 52

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One of the earliest groups to receive the SIM+. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone case with SIMs carrier unit (Black), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (Silver). Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL : One of the earliest groups to receive the SIM+. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone case with SIMs carrier unit (White), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (Silver). Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone case (Black or White), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black, Red or Silver). Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Kickstarter Special Edition. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black or White), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (Black, Red or Silver). "KICKSTARTER" is engraved on the aluminum cover. Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Kickstarter only. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black or White), and Two (2) SIM aluminum covers (Black, Red or Silver). Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Kickstarter Special Edition. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black or White), and Two (2) SIM aluminum covers (Black, Red or Silver). "KICKSTARTER" is engraved on the aluminum cover. Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Titanium special. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black or White), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (Black, Red or Silver). Additionally, one (1) SIM Titanium cover is also included in recognition of the great support you’ve given us! Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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    Titanium special. Receive one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (Black or White), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (Black, Red or Silver). Additionally, one (1) SIM Titanium cover is also included in recognition of the great support you’ve given us! Add $10 to ship outside Taiwan and the U.S.

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Funding period

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