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As I walk the streets and roam the web of China, I share snapshots from my fieldwork on Bytes of China. My list of longer thought pieces can be found on my Writing Page

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Apr252011

Why I don't carry a dual-sim card phone

Fieldwork: me-why don't you carry a dual sim card phone? Participant: because then if my one phone isn't charged then I'm Phoneless, with two phones one of them will always be charged.

profile: young, male, migrant worker, travels by car between two cities 8 -10 hours apart, owns two feature phones (motorola, anycall)

me: why don't you carry a dual sim card phone?

participant: Because then if my one phones are not charged then I'm phoneless. iith two phones one of them will always be charged. I travel a lot and even when I'm in one city, I don't always have access to an electric outlet. I like having two separate phones. It makes me comfortable knowing that one of those phones will always work. If I'm not reachable, then I will lose a lot of business. I don't want to just reply on one phone. 

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