Is this Moto Z Play a dual SIM model?

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I'm interested in ordering this phone on Koodo, and some variants seem to have dual SIM. if be ordering from Ontario, Canada.
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If you get if from Koodo, it will be a single SIM.
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If you get it from any carrier in Canada, it'll be single sim.

You could order a dual-sim tray for the phone online (ebay), but the second sim slot in the tray wouldn't connect the sim card to any connector inside the phone, meaning it'd be a space to store a sim card when travelling.

Carriers in Canada allow you to subsidize (usually) carrier-locked (always) single sim phones because they want to be the only network on your mobile phone.

I realize dual-sim phones would be useful for those who travel to the US frequently and/or live in border cities and would benefit from receiving SMS and seeing missed calls while roaming while utilizing a local provider for their other sim card. If you really want a dual-sim phone, consider Asus, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Letv, etc.

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@Allan: do you have an MZP yourself, or any recent Moto phone? Sorry to bring this up, but sometimes the first-hand experience certainly helps. They all say "SIM 1" (suggesting there's a "sim 2") but the Moto's on the Canadian market are all single sim. There's no dual-sim stand-by. The phone ships with a single sim tray. You can buy a dual-sim tray through ebay and store a spare sim card in the second sim slot, but it will not be recognized by the phone.
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Sorry i should have specified. This is for the model that has dual SIM. If dual SIM is enabled it has DSS which in my opinion isnt really worth it compared to DSA. Im not sure if the canadian model has dual sim though.
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Someone said the exact part number of the Moto Z Play that Koodo ships is XT1635-02. According to phonemore.com (www.phonemore.com/phone/motorola-moto...), it should have a dual SIM. I'm confused.
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Carrier variant always single sim. If a second sim slot could potentially be activated, attempting this would void warranty, and you might get yourself into a bootloop nightmare, lose IMEI, etc.

If you want a dual-sim phone, turn to the grey market. Carrier phones would not be the droids you'd be looking for ;)

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I checked out the Asus Zenfone 3, and all 3 variants are a dual SIM, available at BestBuy and other places. It seems like a nice phone. It's the only dual SIM phone I could find locally.