Multiple phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SHirsch999, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi. Is it possible to have your phone number on 2 separate phones? The reason why I ask is that I am a bit concerned over the iP4s battery. I do not own a smartphone yet, just a dumb phone (circa 2006 but still gets 3-4 days on a single charge and is currently on a pre-paid plan) and a 3G iPad2. if possible, I would use the dumb phone as a backup to my iPhone and not have to worry as much about draining its battery. or, is my worrying about draining the iP4s battery in 1 day not really an issue? It's kinda hard to tell based on what I have read in these forums. Thanks!
     
  2. RRNYC macrumors member

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    You can't have two active phones with the same number but you can put your sim into another phone to use. Just get a battery boost to charge your phone on the go. They're small light and charge your phone fast. Carrying a separate phone seems seems like a silly option.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    AFAIK, you can't have two phones with the same number -- what you could potentially do is use Google Voice to get a new number and have it ring both phones.

    For me, battery life on the 4S has not been an issue. I always get a full day and recharge while asleep. This may vary depending on your signal strength coverage where you are and how much / what you do with the phone itself. If you spend hours playing games you'll burn through the battery in short order on any phone.
     
  4. SHirsch999 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thanks for the fast reply!! excuse my ignorance, but what is a battery boost?
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  6. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry about battery life. What you can do though is if your iPhone is about to die, turn on call forwarding to your dumb phone.
     

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