1iam5mith

2 sim cards, same phone number?

Basically, I have OCD and keep my handset in a food bag when out of the house to keep it clean, so it doesn't feel contaminated to me, I know this sounds dumb to a lot of you, but it is a mental issue I have been dealing with my whole life.

So my plan is to sell my phone, and buy 2 cheaper phones, one which is my "clean" at home phone, and one I can take out without being in a bag making me look like a ****.

I know it is possible, because after a little research I found that O2 Hungary, and O2 Czech do it, as do a lot of other EU networks. They can give you 2 sims, with the same number, one of them is registered as your primary sim, which calls go to, unless switched off, then they go to the other handset. This is what I need.

I am willing to pay extra for this. I just do not want 2 different phone numbers!

Is there anything like this available from any UK network, even if its just from a lesser known one?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Oct. 3, 2014 at 09:13

In the meantime you could get a cheap prepay sim and set your main device to forward calls to that number - but granted, that is a half-baked workaround....

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 3, 2014 at 09:08

In Ireland that is impossible.
I vaguely remember someone here mentioning that it IS possible in the UK on certain business accounts. Really not sure about the details.
I'd find it very useful, too - I change devices frequently for a number of reasons... Also: consider the poor battery life on many devices etc...

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 3, 2014 at 09:13

In the meantime you could get a cheap prepay sim and set your main device to forward calls to that number - but granted, that is a half-baked workaround....

Mark3641  Oct. 3, 2014 at 14:39

why don't you just buy a "going out case"?

bigdarlodave  Oct. 14, 2014 at 17:49

This would be a service only offered to businesses, it is not possible to have the same number attached to 2sim cards and the service is more of a call forwarding service when one is switched off, he call can be routed to the other sim.

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