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palebluedot

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Is it just me, or is there no reasonably priced voice e-sim lines available in the US? I've read every MR thread, every Reddit thread, and it surprises me. Personally I want to get a voice line for a new job so I don't give out my personal #. I'm surprised more folks who have decent data packages are not seeking that out for businesses, employers, etc.
 

pika2000

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Is it just me, or is there no reasonably priced voice e-sim lines available in the US? I've read every MR thread, every Reddit thread, and it surprises me. Personally I want to get a voice line for a new job so I don't give out my personal #. I'm surprised more folks who have decent data packages are not seeking that out for businesses, employers, etc.
The solution is use Google Voice. You'll get a new number that you can give around, and it will simply forward calls to your current number so no need for additional SIM/Line.
 
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ET3SW

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Is it just me, or is there no reasonably priced voice e-sim lines available in the US? I've read every MR thread, every Reddit thread, and it surprises me. Personally I want to get a voice line for a new job so I don't give out my personal #. I'm surprised more folks who have decent data packages are not seeking that out for businesses, employers, etc.

Look at Xfinity Mobile. If you have Xfinity for home then Xfinity Mobile is free for voice as long as you don’t use any data. They don’t support esim so you will need to use to use another carrier as the esim line. For example, Xfinity Mobile Voice Only in Sim slot / T-Mobile for data and secondary voice as esim
 

C DM

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Look at Xfinity Mobile. If you have Xfinity for home then Xfinity Mobile is free for voice as long as you don’t use any data. They don’t support esim so you will need to use to use another carrier as the esim line. For example, Xfinity Mobile Voice Only in Sim slot / T-Mobile for data and secondary voice as esim
Actually 100 MB of data included.
 

palebluedot

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The solution is use Google Voice. You'll get a new number that you can give around, and it will simply forward calls to your current number so no need for additional SIM/Line.

The problem with GV is it can’t use the native dial out features of iOS (like if I click a number in an email) and also the sms doesn’t use the native app (less concerned about this one but still)
 

pika2000

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The problem with GV is it can’t use the native dial out features of iOS (like if I click a number in an email) and also the sms doesn’t use the native app (less concerned about this one but still)
For calling out and sending SMS, yes, unfortunately. That’s the trade off, I guess.
 
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