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How to combine 2 mobile phone numbers into one cell phone?

137 25 October 19, 2015 at 04:43 AM
I have had my private cell phone number for many years (T-Mobile), and everyone knows it. In addition, I have a side business and I have that number everywhere. They gave me a cell phone at my day job (ATT). I carried 2 cell phones around for a few months but it's getting too much now. Plus my private cell phone is in need of replacement.

How can I combine both? I know there are phones with 2 SIM cards but that's not an option at this moment because the phone they gave me at work doesn't have 2 slots.

Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.

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dual sim is the only practical way to go.
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Port one number to Google voice and then use it as your second on an Android phone?
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Port one number to Google voice and then use it as your second on an Android phone?

I thought of that, but that would require cancelling the cell service, correct? Thus why I said "practical".
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dual sim phone.

or just deal with two phones. I've seen people rock dual iphone 6+ on the subway. nuts.
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It appears he is not concerned about the contract but just the T-Mobile #. Google voice port seems to be the best choice and drop the T-Mobile contract. Even if there is a ETF you are likely going to save money.

If it were me, I'd port that number to Google Voice and drop the T-Mobile contract and call it a day. This is what I have done with a number I like to give out and have people remember and it works great.
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Porting one of the numbers to Google Voice or http://ring.to could work well. Porting to other services like ooma works too.

Dual SIM phones are also an option, but watch the LTE bands carefully as many dual SIM phones are more targeted at international markets. Also, with most dual sim phones the second sim only supports 2G which is being phased out in the US.
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see if you can set up call forwarding on one number


Call Forwarding Unconditional (CFU) immediately forwards all calls to another phone number without allowing the device to ring.

To forward all calls, follow these steps:

From the Home screen, select Menu.
Scroll to and select Settings.
Scroll to and select Call Settings.
Scroll to and select Call Forwarding.
Select Voice Calls.
Select All Voice Calls.
Select Activate.
Choose the desired option:

Forward to another number
Select To New Number.
Enter the number, select Options, and then select Done. Select OK.
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dual sim phone.

or just deal with two phones. I've seen people rock dual iphone 6+ on the subway. nuts.
I've got a SGN4 and IP5 right now.....
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see if you can set up call forwarding on one number


Call Forwarding Unconditional (CFU) immediately forwards all calls to another phone number without allowing the device to ring.

To forward all calls, follow these steps:

From the Home screen, select Menu.
Scroll to and select Settings.
Scroll to and select Call Settings.
Scroll to and select Call Forwarding.
Select Voice Calls.
Select All Voice Calls.
Select Activate.
Choose the desired option:

Forward to another number
Select To New Number.
Enter the number, select Options, and then select Done. Select OK.
T-Mobile postpay plans definitely support CFU, but if the Op wants to drop their old phone, why not port the number to Google Voice and stop paying for T-Mobile?
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Just get a dual sim phone....it just sounds silly that you refuse to port the number, but I'm guessing you having your reason, one work phone and the other is a personal phone.
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most china phones take two sim cards

http://www.gizchina.com/
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It appears he is not concerned about the contract but just the T-Mobile #. Google voice port seems to be the best choice and drop the T-Mobile contract. Even if there is a ETF you are likely going to save money.

If it were me, I'd port that number to Google Voice and drop the T-Mobile contract and call it a day. This is what I have done with a number I like to give out and have people remember and it works great.
Correct! Smilie I'm not on contract with t-mobile. Thank you for your advice. So by porting the number to GV I don't have to pay for that number anymore? I read somewhere that texting to/from the GV number will be difficult though.

Do you, by any chance, know how many GV numbers I can use on one phone? Both of the phones I have are Android and I have different Google accounts on them.
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Just get a dual sim phone....it just sounds silly that you refuse to port the number, but I'm guessing you having your reason, one work phone and the other is a personal phone.
Do you mean, combine both numbers? Or port to Google Voice?
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Do you mean, combine both numbers? Or port to Google Voice?
everyone says the same thing, would help OP if you provided example instead of reiterating, but he means getting a phone that has 2 sim slots, like one of these.

http://www.androidauthority.com/b...es-529470/
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