Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Human
2978 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

#265669 4-Feb-2020 15:28
Send private message quote this post

I got an iPhone 11 Pro when they were released and am loving the phone. For many years now, I've had a work phone as well, for those weeks when I'm on-call etc.

 

I would love to have just one phone, but have a few questions about how a dual line setup will work.

 

 

 

NB: I am not asking if you can turn OFF a line (thus disabling data, cell... all connectivity). That I know you can do.

 

1. Can I mute a singular line, but still allow texts and alerts to come through (VM) etc.? (when not on call and after hours, I want work phone muted)

 

2. (sort of related) Can DnD apply to a singular line, but allow the other line to ring freely? (I'm on call, need the phone to ring, but want personal phone on DnD)

 

3. can I set certain hours in which this second line (work line) is in mute, separately from my main personal line?

 

 

 

My guess is these questions speak more to advanced features not yet available in iOS. But I can dream....
I'm guessing I'll need to retain my work phone for a while longer to maintain a bit of church and state in my personal life. Last thing I want is to get calls during personal time (but would still like to see messages and use data from work plan).

 

 

 

 

 

 






Create new topic
789 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2412527 4-Feb-2020 15:51
Send private message quote this post

As a previous OnePlus 6T and 7Pro owner, I am not sure you could achieve the above with a dual SIM Android, let alone with iOS (considering dual SIM has been around on Android for a while now)


807 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2412530 4-Feb-2020 16:02
Send private message quote this post

Just checked, it doesn’t look like it, only as you say, turn each line on or off

 
 
 
 




Human
2978 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2412858 5-Feb-2020 10:13
Send private message quote this post

Bugger, was hoping there was a bit more customization baked in.  I guess I'll hold off swapping my work SIM onto the phone for now.






2829 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2412883 5-Feb-2020 10:41
Send private message quote this post

Aaroona:

 

Bugger, was hoping there was a bit more customization baked in.  I guess I'll hold off swapping my work SIM onto the phone for now.

 

 

I'm glad you asked all this as it's kind of dampened the fire for me too...I'd like to go down to one device but don't want to be available to work 24/7, but have similar wants to you...

 

 

 

I guess we wait for iOS17? 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.
Handsome Dan is currently WFH.
Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.
Handsome Dan is transitioning back to normal life one day a week..
Handsome Dan is trying not to sweat the small stuff..and sometimes succeeds




Human
2978 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2423881 19-Feb-2020 11:39
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

 

Aaroona:

 

Bugger, was hoping there was a bit more customization baked in.  I guess I'll hold off swapping my work SIM onto the phone for now.

 

 

I'm glad you asked all this as it's kind of dampened the fire for me too...I'd like to go down to one device but don't want to be available to work 24/7, but have similar wants to you...

 

 

 

I guess we wait for iOS17? 

 

 

Yeah I guess we can only wait. I will send in a feature request to Apple.. hopefully enough people will want the same customization.

 

Now that Work/Life balance is more important than ever, it'd be great to have some technology supporting this a bit more.

 

 

 

Additionally I'd love to see actual profiles (work/personal) on a phone, in order to separate data for the same apps. I know Android is heading down this path.

 

 






19 posts

Geek


  #2467617 22-Apr-2020 09:29
Send private message quote this post

Hey! I am glad you like the iPhone 11 Pro, it's a great phone and the battery life is awesome!

 

This will only sort of resolve your first point. You could forward it to your provider's voicemail number? I am with 2degrees and I have tried forwarding the number to 022 202 2001 and the phone didn't ring. 

 

https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT209086 


245 posts

Master Geek


  #2467656 22-Apr-2020 10:48
Send private message quote this post

I have no experience in this whatsoever (besides a quick 5 minute google), but it seems on Android you can create triggers using MacroDroid that allow you to create work and non-work groups along with time-frames that these groups can access you. Maybe see if there's an Android alternative? 

 

Otherwise, can you do call barring/blocking on that one sim so that it goes straight to voicemail? 

 

 


 
 
 
 


Mad Scientist
22365 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2467664 22-Apr-2020 11:01
Send private message quote this post

i had dual sim for one day and then i started texting and calling from the wrong numbers after 4 hours!

 

that was the one and only day i used dual sim :(

 

(it was Android, it was a Huawei Mate 20)





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


245 posts

Master Geek


  #2492207 26-May-2020 20:02
Send private message quote this post

Batman:

 

i had dual sim for one day and then i started texting and calling from the wrong numbers after 4 hours!

 

that was the one and only day i used dual sim :(

 

(it was Android, it was a Huawei Mate 20)

 

 

Only time I used dual-sim  was to chuck in a new simcard so I could get $15 off Uber Eats last week 😀


2034 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2492286 26-May-2020 21:18
Send private message quote this post

Interesting... i think the iphone phone app can do more than what people expect it, but with only one carrier supporting esim in NZ, it's hard to fiddle.

 

If ONLY the other carriers could get dualsim going on iphone.





________

 

Antonios K

 

Click to see full size


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.