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Two Numbers On One Phone

by tcguy / February 25, 2005 11:45 PM PST

Is it possible to have two numbers on the same cell phone? A friend had two numbers, but I think one number may have rolled to the other. Thanks

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Call forward
by PudgyOne / February 26, 2005 3:44 AM PST

You can have a phone call and forward the number to another phone, thus you now have two or even more numbers going to the same phone.

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Two numbers same cell phone?
by tcguy / February 26, 2005 10:09 AM PST
In reply to: Call forward

Understand that concept, but is it possible to have two cell numbers on the same phone, i.e. work and personal number? Thanks.

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2 phone #'s
by birdmantd Forum moderator / February 26, 2005 10:25 PM PST

Which carrier do you use? Most carriers do not allow 2 phone #'s on the same device. If you are using an analog phone it might be possible.

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by tcguy / February 26, 2005 11:05 PM PST
In reply to: 2 phone #'s

Using US Cellular in NC.

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It's possible...
by ZTBELL21 / April 30, 2008 1:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Carrier

Nearly all of US Cellular's handsets will support two or more numbers. However, you will need call forwarding set up and most users only need (and have) one phone number set. You can only call from one number at any given time, however- it works similar to a multiline home phone.

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Two Numbers on one cell phone
by Noeljb / March 4, 2005 12:40 PM PST

There are two line cell phones. Generaly made for people who work for companies which pay for work related calls but not personal.

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yes on v180 cingular
by Marv99 / June 1, 2005 5:30 PM PDT

It shows up on "My Phone Number" I'm only using one. but it has places for 4.

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 1, 2005 10:40 PM PDT

Sorry, Cingular no longer supports 2 phone #'s on one handset even though it mighht seem to be possible when reading the manual. The SIM card can only hold one phone #, only possibility is to swap SIM cards with different mobile #'s.

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It's on the simm
by Marv99 / June 2, 2005 8:42 AM PDT
In reply to: No

My simm which I just got last week has 4. Maybe your phone just can't support this?

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: It's on the simm

There is no way to store multiple cell phone #'s on the same SIM card. Can't be done. Not the same as storing phone numbers (address book) on the SIM.

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2 sims on 2 phone
by suziejl / March 2, 2009 9:56 PM PST

Have a look on Ebay, my boyfriend was trying to do similar.
He found that you either had to trim one card and slot it onto a different sim card so it alternated between the cards (works for some sims but not others - bit risky!)

Or there was another device on there that did this, although you could only answer one number at a time - you had to switch between the numbers.

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