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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Dual Sim Card

Hi there,

 

I currently have two phone lines through public mobile (one for a small business and one for personal). I heard about dual sim cards, which would be awesome for me. Would like to ask what steps would I need to do to set this up. Do I need to purchase a dual sim card from public mobile? Is the process fairly simple to set up?

 

Thanks a bunch 🙂

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Dual Sim Card

The first thing you need is a phone that has space for two sim cards, one for each line.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Pat

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card

@NBtalker a dual sim slot phone would enable you to put 2 different PM Sims on your phone. I have never heard of dual sim cards.


@NBtalker wrote:

Hi there,

 

I currently have two phone lines through public mobile (one for a small business and one for personal). I heard about dual sim cards, which would be awesome for me. Would like to ask what steps would I need to do to set this up. Do I need to purchase a dual sim card from public mobile? Is the process fairly simple to set up?

 

Thanks a bunch 🙂


 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card

You would need a phone with dual sims.  You would need to purchase two sim cards and setup two separate accounts.

Oracle

Re: Dual Sim Card

@NBtalker, all you need is a phone that can operate two services at the same time.  The two SIM cards are then placed into the phone.  Having said that, I sense what you want to do is have the phone ring if a call is made to either phone.  This part I am not sure that there is a dual SIM phone out there that can really do that.  I am currently using a Umidigi F2 which is a dual SIM phone.  I have to select which SIM to use for each of calling, text, data.  Once selected, the other SIM is not used for each of those services.  As an example, if I select SIM1 for calling, I don't believe a call to SIM2 will ring the phone. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card

@will13am fmi have you tried calling the SIM not set to receive calls? I'm curious to see if the least it would do is go directly to voicemail. Thanks.


@will13am wrote:

@NBtalker, all you need is a phone that can operate two services at the same time.  The two SIM cards are then placed into the phone.  Having said that, I sense what you want to do is have the phone ring if a call is made to either phone.  This part I am not sure that there is a dual SIM phone out there that can really do that.  I am currently using a Umidigi F2 which is a dual SIM phone.  I have to select which SIM to use for each of calling, text, data.  Once selected, the other SIM is not used for each of those services.  As an example, if I select SIM1 for calling, I don't believe a call to SIM2 will ring the phone. 


 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card


@will13am wrote:

@NBtalker, all you need is a phone that can operate two services at the same time.  The two SIM cards are then placed into the phone.  Having said that, I sense what you want to do is have the phone ring if a call is made to either phone.  This part I am not sure that there is a dual SIM phone out there that can really do that.  I am currently using a Umidigi F2 which is a dual SIM phone.  I have to select which SIM to use for each of calling, text, data.  Once selected, the other SIM is not used for each of those services.  As an example, if I select SIM1 for calling, I don't believe a call to SIM2 will ring the phone. 


I have a data only SIM in slot 2, so can't test that (and haven't had the need to so far). Dual stand-by to me means when not in use calls can come in on both lines. I assume that the "preferred SIM" setting for calls refers to outgoing - for calls I can also choose "ask every time".

Once a call is initiated the second SIM slot is temporarily inactive on a dual stand-by phone, a simultaneous call to the second SIM would go to voicemail. From own experience, data isn't available on the second SIM while on a call on SIM 1, something to keep in mind.

 

@NBtalker 

What I have done before I upgraded to my current dual SIM phone: Keep the SIM with the personal number in a old/spare phone at home and forward calls to a) directly your business line or b) to a VoIP service like fongo or Text now with the according app on your business phone. 

Or use a VOIP service exclusively for your personal number? (Be aware that only certain numbers, from areas that the VoIP service offers numbers for, can be ported to VoIP.)

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Dual Sim Card

Thanks everyone for the replies 🙂

 

What I want to happen is have both lines going to the same phone, so I can accept phone calls from both lines on the same phone. From the replies so far, it sounds like the dual sim card wouldn't work in that case...

 

Alternative idea - Is there a way to set up call forwarding from one of my public mobile accounts to the other? That way I could get both lines going to one phone, and that would solve my problem.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card

@NBtalker Yes there is use this link and scroll down to call forwarding https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-To-Use-Your-Phone-and-Plan-Feature...


@NBtalker wrote:

Thanks everyone for the replies 🙂

 

What I want to happen is have both lines going to the same phone, so I can accept phone calls from both lines on the same phone. From the replies so far, it sounds like the dual sim card wouldn't work in that case...

 

Alternative idea - Is there a way to set up call forwarding from one of my public mobile accounts to the other? That way I could get both lines going to one phone, and that would solve my problem.


 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Dual Sim Card


@NBtalker wrote:

 

Alternative idea - Is there a way to set up call forwarding from one of my public mobile accounts to the other? That way I could get both lines going to one phone, and that would solve my problem.


I'm not sure what would happen internally/technically. Call-forwarding _may_ be at the company side. Make the one account SIM active, call forward to your other number, make the other SIM active, call the first number from a different phone...see what happens.

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