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Two cells useing same phone number?

by lobo012847 / February 28, 2011 11:05 PM PST

Is it possible to have two cell phones (one at each end of my house) that use the same phone number?

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 28, 2011 11:15 PM PST

At least not for GSM-type phones. The phone number sits in the SIM-card and your provider won't give you 2 SIM-cards with the same number. If you don't believe me, just call their customer service and order such a set of 2 SIM-cards.

I suppose it won't be different with CDMA-phones (like Verizon has).

With my POTS-phone I don't have any issue with having 2 phones in the house (we even have 3 that are connected in parallel, so ring together until I take one). Could even be more than 3 using wireless (DECT) phones.
But cell phones are limited in this respect. Different technology.


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can't be done
by birdmantd Forum moderator / February 28, 2011 11:41 PM PST
In reply to: No.

Not that the GSM carriers won't do it, but the billing systems are designed to only allow one SIM card to be active per mobile #. Even if it could be done, cloning of SIM cards is illegal.

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