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  1. #1
    mc
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    Is it possible and / or cost effective to have two phones on the same
    Sprintpcs number ? I'm thinking it might be good to have one phone in the
    car and one at home or at the office etc. I recently got a new phone and my
    old one is still in pretty good shape and it seems a shame for it to just
    sit in the drawer switched off.





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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    mc wrote:
    >
    > Is it possible and / or cost effective to have two phones on the same
    > Sprintpcs number ? I'm thinking it might be good to have one phone in the
    > car and one at home or at the office etc. I recently got a new phone and my
    > old one is still in pretty good shape and it seems a shame for it to just
    > sit in the drawer switched off.


    While it might seem like a good idea, it can't be done.

    Notan



  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    It is not possible to have two phones on the same number. You could
    activate a second (family share) number and explore the various ways of
    call forwarding.


    mc wrote:
    > Is it possible and / or cost effective to have two phones on the same
    > Sprintpcs number ? I'm thinking it might be good to have one phone in the
    > car and one at home or at the office etc. I recently got a new phone and my
    > old one is still in pretty good shape and it seems a shame for it to just
    > sit in the drawer switched off.
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Brad Houser
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    On Fri, 21 Oct 2005 22:43:59 GMT, mc wrote:

    > Is it possible and / or cost effective to have two phones on the same
    > Sprintpcs number ? I'm thinking it might be good to have one phone in the
    > car and one at home or at the office etc. I recently got a new phone and my
    > old one is still in pretty good shape and it seems a shame for it to just
    > sit in the drawer switched off.


    One phone per number. Each phone has an Electronic Serial Number that is
    unique. Each line (phone number) is mapped to one ESN. You can add a second
    line and share minutes, but it might be a change to your plan.

    Brad H



  5. #5
    mc
    Guest

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    Thanks a lot for the info guys.
    "Brad Houser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 21 Oct 2005 22:43:59 GMT, mc wrote:
    >
    > > Is it possible and / or cost effective to have two phones on the same
    > > Sprintpcs number ? I'm thinking it might be good to have one phone in

    the
    > > car and one at home or at the office etc. I recently got a new phone and

    my
    > > old one is still in pretty good shape and it seems a shame for it to

    just
    > > sit in the drawer switched off.

    >
    > One phone per number. Each phone has an Electronic Serial Number that is
    > unique. Each line (phone number) is mapped to one ESN. You can add a

    second
    > line and share minutes, but it might be a change to your plan.
    >
    > Brad H






  6. #6

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    Why not? Years ago I had three cars with a car phone installed in each.
    Cellular One was able to program the same phone number to each phone.
    It took a day or so to activate, but they did it. They offered it as an
    advertised service for an additional monthly fee.




  7. #7
    Notan
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > Why not? Years ago I had three cars with a car phone installed in each.
    > Cellular One was able to program the same phone number to each phone.
    > It took a day or so to activate, but they did it. They offered it as an
    > advertised service for an additional monthly fee.


    While I don't remember any carriers offering this as an option (There were
    a number of companies offering it, ILLEGALLY!), you're talking the days of
    analog.

    With digital, no can do.

    Notan



  8. #8

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    What was illegal about it, and what prevents a digital service, other
    than a legal or marketing restriction, from doing something that the
    carriers were able to do with analog?




  9. #9
    John Richards
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    Using the example of one person owning three cars, each having its
    own built-in phone, all three sharing one phone number, what
    prevents more than one phone from being on at the same time?
    This would confuse the heck out of the service provider's network.

    --
    John Richards

    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]a.googlegroups.com...
    > What was illegal about it, and what prevents a digital service, other
    > than a legal or marketing restriction, from doing something that the
    > carriers were able to do with analog?





  10. #10

    Re: 2 phones/1 number


    It didn't then. In the normal course of events, only one phone was on
    at a time. But whenever I had more than one on at a time, all would
    ring, and I could answer the call from any of them.




  11. #11
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    Phone cloning is usually considered illegal. It is at least against
    ToS. It would certainly open the door for a whole lot of fraud. One of
    the main reasons for dumping analog for digital was the ability to stop
    cloning/fraud.


    jay[email protected] wrote:
    > What was illegal about it, and what prevents a digital service, other
    > than a legal or marketing restriction, from doing something that the
    > carriers were able to do with analog?
    >




  12. #12

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    In the situation I had with the three car phones, the phones were NOT
    cloned. Each had the same phone number programmed in, and retained
    their unique ESN. The Cellular One system handled it, and any
    programming changes occurred at their side, not in the phone.




  13. #13
    Kyler Laird
    Guest

    Re: 2 phones/1 number

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> writes:

    >Using the example of one person owning three cars, each having its
    >own built-in phone, all three sharing one phone number, what
    >prevents more than one phone from being on at the same time?


    The ESN is registered with Sprint. You *can* program multiple phones
    with the same number but only one will work. (I've been through this
    a lot recently while trying to switch to a phone that works reliably
    after my old one became flakey.)

    You can certainly have calls to a single non-SprintPCS phone number
    ring multiple Sprint phones though. I often have calls to our home
    phone number ring my phone and my wife's (in addition to our home
    phone). A little VoIP magic is all it takes.

    'course if SprintPCS would just offer VoIP service for their mobile
    phones stuff like this would become really clean and easy to do.

    --kyler



  14. #14
    John S.
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    Re: 2 phones/1 number


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Why not? Years ago I had three cars with a car phone installed in each.
    > Cellular One was able to program the same phone number to each phone.
    > It took a day or so to activate, but they did it. They offered it as an
    > advertised service for an additional monthly fee.
    >


    Because no one off ers the service any more. That's why not.





  15. #15
    John S.
    Guest

    Re: 2 phones/1 number


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What was illegal about it, and what prevents a digital service, other
    > than a legal or marketing restriction, from doing something that the
    > carriers were able to do with analog?
    >


    What you described that you had wasn't illegal, it was offered by the
    company.





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