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tomx2

join:2013-12-20
New York, NY

Assigning the same Standard Pots to different cellulars.

Hi.

I have a quick question.
Currently have a cellular with MJ downloaded from Google Play.
Requested MJ support to assign a standard 10 digit Pots number.

Looking to do the following:
Buy a backup cellular & download MJ from Google play.
Would like to use the same standard pots number assigned to my first
mobile.

Can you assign the same tel# to 2 different cellulars?

TC



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Your question is a little unclear. POTS by definition means Plain Old Telephone Service ... that means a landline.  We generally refer to US/Canada 10-digit phone numbers as DIDs (Direct Inward Dial) whether they are assigned to a landline, a cell phone, a beeper, a fax, etc.

Cellular carriers couple each 10-digit DID (phone number) to a unique ESN (Electronic Serial Number) that identifies the SIM card on the cell phone. So, that would suggest that a DID cannot be assigned to two devices (in this case, cell phones) because each device has its own DID->ESN link. (Cell phones with dual SIMs, thus 2 ESNs, would allow two DIDs ... but these devices are rare.)

With that said, there is a way to achieve your goal. Port your DID to (or obtain a new DID from) a decent VoIP provider such as Voice.ms, CallCentric, Anveo. They allow a feature generically known as 'Ring Groups'.

Distribute your new VoIP account's DID (either the one you ported or a new one) among your contacts.  You can then set incoming calls to your published number to be automatically forwarded to a 'ring group' (e.g., your home number, your first cell's actual number, your second cell's actual number, etc.) ... choosing either simultaneous ringing on all the devices ... or sequential ringing.

This method allows you to circulate one phone number among your friends, family, business contacts, etc. ... where incoming calls can reach both of your cell phones. Furthermore, you can use the selective call forwarding features with the providers I mentioned to redirect calls from specific incoming numbers (incoming CallerID) to only one of your cell phones.