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Topic # 123323 3-Jul-2013 13:15
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Having just purchased a company, I have a client who would like to land more than one mobile number on their phone without it costing a fortune, is this possible?

They already have 021 999999 for company one, but were given 021 888888 for company two which they have on a seperate phone.  This of course is annoying as they have to keep two phones charged all the time.

They don't need to define which number they're calling out from.

They don't have phones with dual sim (which is the obvious easy answer).

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  Reply # 848722 3-Jul-2013 13:20
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Foward one onto the other.




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  Reply # 848728 3-Jul-2013 13:25
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xpd: Foward one onto the other.


but wouldn't that cost call charges for every incoming call?

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  Reply # 848730 3-Jul-2013 13:29
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Surly Vodafone would do a deal with both the numbers if they are on the same account.



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  Reply # 848733 3-Jul-2013 13:31
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chevrolux: Surly Vodafone would do a deal with both the numbers if they are on the same account.


No idea... I posted here because I assumed Johnr or one of the team would see it and ping an answer :)

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  Reply # 848747 3-Jul-2013 13:37
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Fowarding will only work for calls, so any SMS (If that is relevant) wouldn't work. The best solution would be to see if the carrier can assign both numbers to the same SIM (Don't even know if that is possible).

It's a shame we don't have any virtual carriers where you could port numbers and deal with it from there. (Who wants to give me some money so I can set one up?)




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  Reply # 848748 3-Jul-2013 13:38
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Setup a bestmate between the 2 companies and forward calls from one company number into another company number.




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  Reply # 848749 3-Jul-2013 13:40
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We can call our colleagues cell phones at no cost as they are on the same account. its part of our business plan.

Get the phones on the same account with this option then forward one to the other.

 







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  Reply # 848751 3-Jul-2013 13:41
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http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/how-to/calling-services/

Your Vodafone mobile is smarter than an entire old-time telephone exchange. And all these useful services come FREE with your mobile!

You will pay to forward calls, at your standard plan rate per minute.

so probably a bestmate plan might do

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  Reply # 848753 3-Jul-2013 13:42
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1 SIM 1 mobile number unless the other numbers are data or data / fax terminating

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  Reply # 848764 3-Jul-2013 14:00
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Maybe not contributing at all but there are phones that take multiple SIMs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_SIM

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  Reply # 848765 3-Jul-2013 14:01
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johnr: 1 SIM 1 mobile number unless the other numbers are data or data / fax terminating


Is that a technical limitation, or a business decision?




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  Reply # 848780 3-Jul-2013 14:36
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billgates: Setup a bestmate between the 2 companies and forward calls from one company number into another company number.


They're both with Vodafone.

If that works, then $6 a month for the service seems more than reasonable.

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  Reply # 848782 3-Jul-2013 14:38
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DonGould: If that works, then $6 a month for the service seems more than reasonable.


Call Forwarding may be exempt from Best Mate. Certainly I have seen it be exempt from included minute bundles in the past (Can't remember which carrier.)

Maybe JohnR can confirm?




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  Reply # 848784 3-Jul-2013 14:39
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Also, I believe Call Forwarding is barred on Prepaid accounts (Except to Voicemail), so the phone would still need to be a post paid plan as well.




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  Reply # 848786 3-Jul-2013 14:41
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My Android (JB4.2) smartphone supports one SIM-based account and several VOIP accounts. My VOIP provider has assigned a (landline) number to the VOIP account - hence, 1 phone with two numbers.

I wonder if you could find a VOIP provider that would port one of the 021 numbers...

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