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Topic # 58785 19-Mar-2010 06:47
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Is it possible to have two phones attached to the same number (without having to switch the SIM every time)?

I got a cheap phone I like to take with me when I go mountain biking (so I dont cry over the broken phone if I have a fall), and a top end phone for business which I want to keep in its mint condition. And No I dont want to have two numbers and forward one to an other.

I remember reading about dual Sim  - but the Vodafone guy I spoke to said it is not doable. But there must be a way. I remember a guy years ago (on Vodafone) had a fixed phone in the car and a hand held one with the same number somehow. 






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  Reply # 308982 19-Mar-2010 06:51
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Orange does it in UK:

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  Reply # 308994 19-Mar-2010 08:05
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It is/was called Tandem with Telecom but i stopped using it a year ago having done it for the reasons you stated but found my son had decided the older phone was now his.

They had differant numbers but if the main phone was switched off or not answered it then diverted to the tandem phone which cost an extra $10 a month if memory is correct

This was on cdma not xt

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  Reply # 308997 19-Mar-2010 08:17
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sleepy: It is/was called Tandem with Telecom but i stopped using it a year ago having done it for the reasons you stated but found my son had decided the older phone was now his.


I remember this as well.  When my Dad was in real estate he had a car phone in Tandem with his cellphone - this was before the popular Bluetooth car kits came into fashion.

Worked well, not too sure if it's still available now (it was 5 odd years ago now)

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  Reply # 309016 19-Mar-2010 09:15
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vodafone has carphone duo and each sim has its own number your friend misunderstood how it worked

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  Reply # 309021 19-Mar-2010 09:33
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I dont think it was possible to have 1 number on 2 different handsets ( cloning ) I know you see it on the movies where the spy copies the sim and then puts it into another phone and he can listen in on the call and all that stuff but thats just movie stuff. As for the dual sim it would still mean 2 different numbers but just switching from one number or provider without having to swap sim cards out,

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  Reply # 309290 19-Mar-2010 21:44
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BlueToothKiwi: Orange does it in UK:

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That would be awesome if we had that here - I would happily make use of that.

When I'm going out to a concert or something, I don't really feel confortable taking my iPhone, and would rather take a cheapy. But I hate the whole moving SIM card business. Quite simply it's a PITA.





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  Reply # 309402 20-Mar-2010 17:19
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I want this too, but with a twist: cross network tandem'ing! I have an old CDMA Telecom which is *bulletproof* (being dropped in water or repeatedly on concrete doesn't kill it) and a new N97 on 2degrees that I want to look after. I think I'm just going to have to get the same suffix on both networks ie. Telecom = 027 1234567, 2degrees = 022 1234567 (where 1234567 is my number). I actually want to use the N97 on Vodafone as well for their comparitively cheap data rates, however they won't let me pick my number (prepay) - grrr!!! Their loss I guess...

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  Reply # 1516229 19-Mar-2016 23:05
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Dragging this up from the past.... Back before Bluetooth hands-free I remember having a car with a built-in phone, and having a tandem setup where if I was driving calls would come through the car phone, but otherwise they would come through my handset. I have recently bought a car which has an early iteration of Bluetooth hands-free - not compatible with my iPhone and apparently can't be upgraded. I wondered if I could have a dumb-phone sitting in the car, having the same number as my iPhone. Would need to be set so that the SIM in the dumb-phone took priority - does anyone know if this can be done? An issue I see is that I would have to switch the dumb-phone off when getting out of the car - though this could perhaps be resolved with some trickery to wake the phone up when ignition switched on. Thanks for reading. 


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  Reply # 1516308 20-Mar-2016 09:05
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For carphone duo it has to be a built in carphone

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  Reply # 1516323 20-Mar-2016 09:49
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My car has a SIM holder and can make calls. How do I get carphone duo - where can I find out about costs etc? Search on Vodafone website brings up nothing.




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