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  1. #1
    George Orwell
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    I know that there are many multi-band (gsm, cdma, ) phones but are there
    any phones that can be used for two separate telephone numbers? E.g., a
    peronsal line and business line on the same handset. Who wants to carry
    two phones when one will do?

    They don't have to be "on" at the same time, but easily switchable. Can a

    single SIM card store enough info about 2 separate phone lines? Or share
    phonebooks, speed dial and other info but still have 2 separate lines?

    Thank you.






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  2. #2
    JDBraun via CellPhoneKB.com
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?

    I don't know the details enough to know if Verizon supports it, but
    Motorola's v265 has the option to change the "active line". It appears
    that you can activate more than one line on the phone and hence use
    multiple lines on it. (The location of this option is under Menu>Phone
    Info>Active Line)

    JDB

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  3. #3
    Robbie McFerren
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?

    On the Samsung SCH-a650 when the second NAM is selected, both NAMs are
    active.
    "JDBraun via CellPhoneKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I don't know the details enough to know if Verizon supports it, but
    > Motorola's v265 has the option to change the "active line". It appears
    > that you can activate more than one line on the phone and hence use
    > multiple lines on it. (The location of this option is under Menu>Phone
    > Info>Active Line)
    >
    > JDB
    >
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  4. #4
    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?

    "George Orwell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > single SIM card store enough info about 2 separate phone lines? Or share
    > phonebooks, speed dial and other info but still have 2 separate lines?


    Any GSM phone can accomodate more than one line. The problem is that the
    carrier has to support the dual-line service option. I know T-Mobile (US)
    does not. I don't know about CingulATT.

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    Donald Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net





  5. #5
    John S.
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?

    >I know that there are many multi-band (gsm, cdma, ) phones but are there
    >any phones that can be used for two separate telephone numbers? E.g., a
    >peronsal line and business line on the same handset.


    Nope.

    Although there are GSM devices that allow you to easily change SIM's by turning
    the phone off and back on. But no phones that allow 2 numbers live at the same
    time.

    And those of you that want to bring up Nextel - they are not a phone service,
    once again, they are a two way walkie talkie service.

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    John S.
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  6. #6
    John S.
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?

    >On the Samsung SCH-a650 when the second NAM is selected, both NAMs are
    >active.


    Oh??? I hadn't seen thos before.

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    John S.
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  7. #7
    Donald N
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    Re: Any decent two-line cell phones?


    John S. wrote:
    > Nope.
    >
    > Although there are GSM devices that allow you to easily change SIM's

    by turning
    > the phone off and back on. But no phones that allow 2 numbers live at

    the same
    > time.


    John, I'm sure you are aware that a GSM carrier can easily provision
    any SIM for dual-line service and all GSM phones have this ability.
    While I know of no current US carrier who offers this service, a number
    of foreign carriers do (e.g. SwissCom, SingTel, T-Mobile (D)). Some US
    carriers used to provide this as an option. I know Iowa Wireless did
    and beieive that Omnipoint and P'tel did. It's just a business decision
    the US carriers made to not offer it. You might actually find a few
    customers still running around with this as an optional feature on
    their grandfathered accounts.

    Donald Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net




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