Can you have two phones with the same number? The answer is yes, it really is possible!
You can make this happen thanks to the MultiSIM service offered by some mobile operators in the US, Canada, and other countries worldwide. We’re going to address a few different phone types, and carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada, Rogers, and others.
In modern times, it’s become a norm to have more than one smartphone. This could be for many reasons, perhaps needing a phone for both business and personal matters.
Instead of having two different phone numbers, you might prefer to use the same cell number on two phones. Naturally, you can do this if you’re willing to add extra money to your rate. This function is known as a MultiSIM service.
Check out later on if your carrier allows this service or something similar!
Now, before we dive deep into this article, it might be helpful for you to watch the first 60 seconds of this YouTube video and then continue reading below. This video mentions T-Mobile specifically, but the same method could work with other carriers as well.
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The MultiSIM service allows you to have up to four SIM cards with the same number so that you can make or receive calls from any card. If you have an Internet rate, you can access the web from any of these SIM cards. The best thing is, you can send and receive calls and messages from all devices.
Make sure you don’t confuse the duplicate SIM card with this service, since when registering a new SIM, it makes the old card unusable. This would prevent you from using each SIM at the same time.
Keep in mind that if you turn on the ringer for all your devices, any calls, notifications, or messages will ring out on all smartphones simultaneously.
One thing to note is that not all operators offer MultiSIM service. Vodafone is the only company in India with whom you can contract this service. Remember, it will involve an added cost.
Use the Same Mobile Number on Two Phones
As this service is relatively new, most of our Teleoperators do not provide this service as of this article’s publication date. Here are the ones that offer it:
Within Vodafone, the service has no upfront registration fee. The cost of the MultiSIM service is Rs.400 per month. According to the company website, the price of calls and other services follow the Price Plan’s tariffs of your Vodafone line. The minimum consumption of your contract will divide between all the cards. If you want to replace your SIM with a multi-device service, you can do it through the Online Customers Area.
T-Mobile is one of the only carriers worldwide to offer this type of service. So, if you are looking to use the same mobile number across two phones (or other devices), you can try using the service, “T-Mobile DIGITS.”
If you’re a T-Mobile user, T-Mobile DIGITS will allow you to share a number across multiple devices. For example, you could have the same cell number between two phones, a phone, and a tablet, a tablet, and a smartwatch, whichever combination you prefer. All you need to do to set up this service is contact T-Mobile; they should talk you through your options.
Verizon doesn’t necessarily let you directly share a number between two phones, but it does support sharing a cell number between a phone and a different smart device. If the reason you were searching for this was to receive calls on both your phone and another smart device, try Verizon Number Share.
So, clearly, there are not many options for directly sharing a number between two phones, though it is possible with some work. If you want an easy way to share a cell number across multiple devices, you can download an external app. Here are some apps that can help you use the same number across your smart devices:
1. Google Voice
Google voice allows you to sign up for a different calling number from your current one. You can download the Google Voice app on any device that supports it, and in turn, you will be able to receive and make calls using that number. In effect, you will be able to use the same number on two phones!
TextFree works similarly to Google Voice. You sign up for a new number and make an account. Download the app on both of your phones, and voila! You can use the same number.
Again, the same formula—sign up for a number, download the app, and start making calls. Of these three apps, you can decide which one you want to download based on their reviews and ease-of-use. Personally, I think GV has the nicest interface.
So, I hope you now know how to use the same mobile number on two different phones. I hope this article will help answer any questions you once had about this topic. If you still have questions, let us know in the comment section below! We will get back to you to answer as soon as possible.
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