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    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 3rd Dec 17, 5:51 PM
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    Is it posible to
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:51 PM
    Is it posible to 3rd Dec 17 at 5:51 PM
    Can I pick the brains of you more tech savvy folks.
    Basically, I want two phones, two sim cards, one contract, and one phone number.
    The back ground. I am a plasterer/ builder as a result I trash phones, so I would like a bargain basement cheap as chips phone to shove in my pocket poorly to take incoming calls whilst on the tools. When I trash it, I throw it away and get another, At the same time have an all singing and dancing phone that lives in the van to do the clever stuff when I need to. But I cant be doing with two numbers. In my mind two sims using the same number so both phones ring if there is an incoming call makes sense . But is it doable.
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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 3rd Dec 17, 6:02 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:02 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:02 PM
    Orange used to offer it, not sure if any network does now. You need to ask the networks.
    • Jon 01
    • By Jon 01 3rd Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:48 PM
    As above, Orange used to do that on a business plan but it wasn't cheap.

    I doubt very much you'll find any domestic plan that'll offer 2 sims with the same number. You might find it on a business plan, but it'll cost.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 3rd Dec 17, 7:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:27 PM
    What about a bluetooth earpiece to connect to the phone in your pocket means you can talk whilst working, doesn't solve the 2 sims for 1 number but would solve throwing phones away when they get trashed.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 3rd Dec 17, 8:25 PM
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    • #5
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:25 PM
    What about having two contracts, the decent phone can have your main sim in and then use a call divert to a cheap sim in the cheap phone? You'd only have to give out the number on the main phone with no need for data on the cheap one.

    Edit: say a 5 Plusnet sim or similar in the cheapo?
    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 PM
    Get a Skype number, any device logged into the Skype account can take calls.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 4th Dec 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:48 AM
    I'm not aware of any network that'll give you two SIMs with the same number.
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 4th Dec 17, 3:03 PM
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    • #8
    • 4th Dec 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:03 PM
    Most networks allow you to divert calls (from inclusive minutes to landlines/mobiles) - do this with your main number then set it to divert when your main mobile is switched off or after certain number of rings.

    Buy a cheap PAYG mobile as your burner phone.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 4th Dec 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:34 PM
    What's the 'clever stuff'? Phoning people?
    • macman
    • By macman 4th Dec 17, 7:21 PM
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    Can't you get a heavy duty case for your mobile that will protect it from the worst of the knocks and spills?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 4th Dec 17, 10:41 PM
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    Can't you get a heavy duty case for your mobile that will protect it from the worst of the knocks and spills?
    Originally posted by macman
    Griffin Survivor series is pretty tough.
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