Add A Second SIM Slot To Your iPhone 4 With The Latest Peel

Add A Second SIM Slot To Your iPhone 4 With The Latest Peel

Disappointed that your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S has just one SIM card slot? If you’re one the few that answered ‘yes’ to that question, then check out the Vooma Peel PG920 — a case for your new iPhone that not only features a backup battery, but also a second SIM card slot.

The biggest downside to the Vooma Peel PG920, other than its looks, is that is requires a jailbroken device to work. Those of you who are interested in jailbreaking will know that the iPhone 4S cannot currently be hacked, which makes the case compatible with the iPhone 4 only for the time being.

The device combines with the Vooma app — not available in the App Store — to add a secondary SIM card to your iPhone 4S, allowing you to quickly and easily switch between two SIMs when necessary. The application basically serves as an interface for the components inside the Vooma case.

Add A Second SIM Slot To Your iPhone 4 With The Latest Peel

TechCrunch, which has already used the Vooma in its pre-release stage, believes the case has potential:

Once it’s set up the Peel PG92 works seamlessly and even uses a similar interface to Apple’s own dialer – although it’s clear that the programmers had to cut a few corners to get the look and feel correct. For example, the dialing screen is actually a bitmapped copy of the original dialer and the letters and numbers are slightly warped. However, all of the major functionality is recreated in the Vooma app.

… this is clearly a very cool and clever hack and it works without problems on any jailbroken iPhone

There’s currently no word on the Vooma’s pricing or release date, but if you’re interested you can register for updates on the company’s website.

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  • prof_peabody

    This would be (technically) illegal also, but it remains to be seen whether it’s a bad enough violation for Apple to take them to court.  

    Jailbreaking for illegal purposes is still illegal.  A company that makes jailbreaking a central part of their product plan is a bit stupid IMO.  

  • quee

    tried to register and guess whatPage not found
    woo ma

  • John Mozelewski

    how is this illegal you can legally use your iphone on t-mobile what is the difference

  • Christopher Santos

    In response to a request by the Electronic Frontier
    Foundation, the U.S. Copyright Office explicitly recognized an exemption to the
    DMCA to permit jailbreaking in order to allow iPhone owners to use their phones
    with applications that are not available from Apple’s store, and to unlock
    their iPhones for use with unapproved carriers. Apple had previously filed
    comments opposing this exemption and indicated that they did consider
    jailbreaking to be a violation of copyright (and by implication prosecutable
    under the DMCA). In their ruling, the Library of Congress affirmed on July 26,
    2010 that jailbreaking is exempt from DMCA rules with respect to circumventing
    digital locks. This exemption must be reviewed and renewed every three years or
    else it will expire.

    Wikipedia

  • Mike Rathjen

    Oh really. What law forbids switching SIMs?

    You don’t need this fancy case to switch SIMs. All this case does it make it more convenient.

  • Brandon Dillon

    Peabody is a frequent anti-American troll. Don’t feed it.

  • Mike Kohler

    Depending on price and quality, this may not be any different from what is sold relatively cheap at dealextreme in various designs.

  • John Mozelewski

    i was just wondering lol i didnt think it was illegal but wasnt 100% sure

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