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Brad

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Anyone use two smartphones?
« on: September 28, 2018, 02:28:10 PM »
How?  - the mechanics of it, do you swap out SIM cards or just have two numbers.
Why? - purpose of having two phones?
Carry? - one or both. how do you keep them straight? If carrying only one, what happens if somebody calls on the other one.
Sync? - do you keep everything separate or share data.

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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 02:35:53 PM »
I have two, but one is just to have Google authenticator on it. It is offsite and I can go and get it should I lose my current one since Google Auth does not restore with backup.

That's all it is used for.

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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 10:25:55 PM »
Ha ha. Same here. I have a phone that is old enough that it hardly runs any apps anymore (Motorola Atrix). But it still runs Google Authenticator. Suddenly, I realize I'm not sure where it is anymore though.

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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 02:28:19 AM »
Ting offers quite cheap subscription services. If you have a phone you almost never use except for Wifi I think they start at something like $9 a month for a line. And you can forward unanswered calls to a number tied to Skype or your main phone line or something like that.

You can also use an online service like Twilio or MessageBird to buy numbers which can accept inbound SMS. I think they only run like $1.5 or $2 a month or something like that.

Some phone makers in developing economies offer dual sim phones which allow a user to switch between carriers for when they travel or based on some other pricing issues.

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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 05:14:59 AM »
I do know a lot of people with two smartphones. They have their phone and their work phone and for various reasons do not want to mix the two streams. So they have two phones and carry both unless they want to disconnect from work (or from family I suppose).

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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 06:57:55 AM »
>how
2 sim cards

>why

One Vietnam sim, one  UK sim (now covers Europe, no extra charges)

>carry

Just the primary one but take both to office/home where wifi. Phones ain't for calls :)

>sync

Yes

I've tried duel sim phones but can't get comfortable with android. New duel sim iPhones a blessing, will buy a China spec model.


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Re: Anyone use two smartphones?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 07:33:27 PM »
I used to carry our work phone but now that's someone else's ball'n chain. Kept everything separate. Work phone has a number that we don't use. We just forward all call tracking numbers to it with a whisper on each so we know how (which brand) to answer the phone.

My phone now gets little action, and I friggin love it.

>One Vietnam sim, one  UK sim (now covers Europe, no extra charges)
just ordered Amy a Note9 dual sim earlier today and was thinking we should pop over there to test out that feature.