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Having my number on 2 devices

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2: Seeker

I've setup my upgrade to the note 20 ultra but as I am a tradesman, I dont really want to take it out on site. I have a phone that I want to use as my work phone but was wondering if there was a way that I could get my calls and texts on my work phone as well as my new one.

Thank you.

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17: Community Champion

Hi @JamesACliff 

 

If you mean you would like 2 SIM's with the same number this won't be possible, each SIM would have it's own identification number and Terms and Conditions.

 

As a workaround you could use a PAYG SIM in your work phone and divert incoming calls from your new Note 20 contract.

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2: Seeker

OK, i weren't sure if there was a way to have 2 sims. How would I divert the calls to my 'work phone'?

Thanks for the help.

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17: Community Champion

@JamesACliff 

 

You would only be able to set up a divert from your Note contract number to the work phone if it was a PAYG number. You can't have 2 SIMs with the same number. Please see here:  How do I manage call diverts? 

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2: Seeker

Ok, thank you ill give that a go, does this also work with messages?

Thanks.

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17: Community Champion

Unfortunately not @JamesACliff , it's just calls.

 

You could also set up a personal voicemail greeting on your Note contract asking anyone who tries to contact you during working hours to call or text the other number.

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4: Newbie

You can try with One Number service. You can have one physical SIM and the one eSIM. eSIM will technically have a different number, but when someone calls your "normal" number both phones will ring. When you call from either phone, the "normal" number will show up. There is a problem with text messages, as my experience shows, that they will come only to the number associated with the given SIM (e.g. if someone texts you on your "normal" number you are only getting text there, but not on the secondary eSIM).

eSIM will not work on iPhone, but I made it work on other devices (not necessarily smart watches). Having said that eSIM capable phones are normally rather expensive, so maybe a Galaxy watch with One Number subscription (currently £7 a month) would solve your issue?

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17: Community Champion

@sirgader 

 

That won't be possible.  One Number is only for connected devices such as smartwatch or Alexa.  See here: One Number 

 

Also Vodafone only support the eSIM for a watch, it is not yet available for an iphone or smartphone.

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4: Newbie

Officially not. But in reality works just fine. 

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17: Community Champion

@sirgader 

 

Are you personally actively using this workaround ?

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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17: Community Champion

I have another potential solution. A company called Thumbtel have a product called 'Another Number' that might work for you. The details are here:

 

https://www.thumbtel.com/anothernumber/

 

This is available in the Google Play store here:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thumbtel.anothernumber

 

 

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4: Newbie

I am indeed. I tried it when I was changing phones, but for a short period of time needed 2 devices. eSIM profile was provisioned without slightest issue on S20. As I mentioned before, it doesn't work on iPhone.

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4: Newbie

I don't think that's what @JamesACliff is looking for. The solution you proposed seems to be allowing extra number to be used on the same handset. I believe the goal is to use the same number on 2 handsets.

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17: Community Champion
I know. But I thought it was worth mentioning.

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