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# 177877 17-Aug-2015 15:16
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Is there any way to somehow divert all SMS to another mobile number?

I have a work phone, which I don't use very often, and would much rather only carry about one phone. I am able to forward voice calls no problem, but wasn't sure how, or even if, SMS forwarding is possible OOTB with GSM.

This question for me specifically relates to Spark, but I guess it would be interesting to know if its possible with other providers too. 





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  # 1368003 17-Aug-2015 15:27
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No

(Yes technically it is part of the original GSM spec, but nobody offers it as a product/service)



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  # 1368004 17-Aug-2015 15:28
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simplest way is to get a Dual SIM phone

 
 
 
 




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  # 1368006 17-Aug-2015 15:31
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sbiddle: No

(Yes technically it is part of the original GSM spec, but nobody offers it as a product/service)




Well that's pants.

nathan: simplest way is to get a Dual SIM phone


Problem is, there is very few, decent phones that can handle dual SIMs.

I'm not sure on the situation these days, but I know ages back when Dual SIM was still somewhat new, you could only have one SIM doing 2G and one doing 3G as well, which is pants (depending on how you look at it), because Spark doesn't do 2G. Could be entirely different now though.

Unfortunately the main phones I've been looking at (iPhone and Galaxy S series), don't offer dual SIM options. 



EDIT: I think I'll have another chat with my manager about it, and see if they will just pay for my personal phone. I know they got tight on that before they bought out our company (management of separate accounts etc.), but may be able to come to some arrangement.

I can understand their reasoning for having it the way it is, but it is annoying some times :) 





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  # 1368007 17-Aug-2015 15:35
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Aaroona:

Problem is, there is very few, decent phones that can handle dual SIMs.



Z3 is still the best phone on the market IMHO, and there is a dual SIM variant. The only downside is the new version that supports LTE on both radios doesn't support band 28 so you don't get 700MHz LTE. The original version that supports band 28 only does GSM on the 2nd SIM.


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Almost certainly an app that would do it - leave the work phone plugged in running the app, forwarding the text messages to your other phone. There are also apps that would allow you to sync messages, or send messages from your work phone from elsewhere (PC/desktop/tablet etc) I think.




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  # 1368097 17-Aug-2015 17:17
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There is an App call AutomateIt which is pretty cool as you can set up rules and stuff.
Have a look at the free version..it might have what you're after

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  # 1368128 17-Aug-2015 17:56
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I have setup the same (Microsoft) email acct on my private and work phones, which has the effect of syncing all messages (including txts) across both devices. I don't use the email address for much else



 
 
 
 


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  # 1368173 17-Aug-2015 20:37
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i thought iPhones can do this? and it know includes SMS messages as well

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  # 1368251 17-Aug-2015 22:32
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I had the same situation. Plenty of android apps that can forward sms to email. Then I just left my old phone plugged in at work and the sms turned up in my inbox.





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  # 1368257 17-Aug-2015 23:19
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I do this with an app called SMS forwarding. Ported my personal phone number to a cheap 2 degrees pre-pay plan (they allow voice forwarding) and have forward calls and txt messages to my work phone.

The App also notifies me when the phones battery is low

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