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    Is it possible to have 2 phone number to dial in and out from on one palm pre WITHOUT setting up another line for call forwarding.

    I am about to move and I will still be working in the 412/304 Area Code, However I will be moving to the 843 Area code.

    What I would like to do is get a new 843 Number but keep my current 412 number active as well on the same phone..

    I have built up many contacts over the years and cannot call them all up for a number switch but I also do not want to alienate new local contacts without a 843 area code. I work in real estate and having a local number does matter.

    I may end up getting two phones but just want to check if anyone knows of a good way to add 2 numbers onto one phone..

    And if Sprint or Verizon support this

    thank you,
    wv06
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    Keep your current number on your pre. Get a Google Voice account in your new area code, and have it ring on your Pre.
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    Hey I live in SC. Sweet
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    If anyone has a spare invite to googlevoice that is certainly a idea that could work
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    Ya id love to have one. When the hell are they going to go full blown with it?
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    2 numbers on one device.... makes me thing back to my old Motorola Advisor Elite.... anyway....

    From looking at the Sprint website, they offer the service but only on Nextel phones.

    Second Line Service from Sprint
    Sprint | News Release

    I can't find anything on Verizon, but I did find SecondVoice | One cell phone, two numbers... looks like an interesting service.

    i would suggest giving Sprint and Verizon a call and ask.
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    Before I get into your question, I have a question of my own. WHY do you need a number in both area codes? As far as I know, all of both Verizon and Sprint's plans have built in long distance... So you wouldn't need to worry about incurring massive long distance charges. Double check your plan information to make sure, but I know this is the case with my plan (Sprint, Everything Data Family Plan).

    If you are set on having two different numbers though, I too suggest Google Voice. I would send you an invite, but unfortunately I have exhausted my allotted three. You may still be able to get an account though. If you can't find anyone to send you an invitation, try applying on the Google Voice sign in page, it might take a couple weeks, but they'll probably send one.

    As for using two numbers on the same Pre (other than Google), this is completely infeasible on a CDMA (Sprint, Verizon) phone. In order to do this, you would have to pay for both lines (so that would mean two, two year contracts both with $200 early termination fees) Even if you did not have an issue with this portion, it is to my knowledge impossible to have two concurrent numbers tethered to a single CDMA phone. The only possible way to use both numbers would require you to call Sprint / Verizon every time you wanted to switch from one number to the other and reactivate your Pre on the other line. As I said, not really feasible.

    Hope this helped!
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    At a glance that SecondVoice service that looks almost identical to google voice. I'm intrigued.

    Ohh and btw, noco37 -- good call going with The STIG
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeakthegeek View Post
    Before I get into your question, I have a question of my own. WHY do you need a number in both area codes? As far as I know, all of both Verizon and Sprint's plans have built in long distance... So you wouldn't need to worry about incurring massive long distance charges. Double check your plan information to make sure, but I know this is the case with my plan (Sprint, Everything Data Family Plan).

    If you are set on having two different numbers though, I too suggest Google Voice. I would send you an invite, but unfortunately I have exhausted my allotted three. You may still be able to get an account though. If you can't find anyone to send you an invitation, try applying on the Google Voice sign in page, it might take a couple weeks, but they'll probably send one.

    As for using two numbers on the same Pre (other than Google), this is completely infeasible on a CDMA (Sprint, Verizon) phone. In order to do this, you would have to pay for both lines (so that would mean two, two year contracts both with $200 early termination fees) Even if you did not have an issue with this portion, it is to my knowledge impossible to have two concurrent numbers tethered to a single CDMA phone. The only possible way to use both numbers would require you to call Sprint / Verizon every time you wanted to switch from one number to the other and reactivate your Pre on the other line. As I said, not really feasible.

    Hope this helped!
    Thanks for the help, as for why do I need 2 numbers it is because I am a site selection specialist for Real Estate and it helps to have a local number so I do not constantly lose bids to other "locals". I will have a office number but since i am on the road much of my work weeks it would be easier to just have 2 cell phones. I have set up a google voice with the area code I need but I am not sure if it will meet all my needs. Will try it a few months to see.

    Thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by meriwether View Post
    Keep your current number on your pre. Get a Google Voice account in your new area code, and have it ring on your Pre.
    This. I don't think what you were originally wanting to do is even possible, but this will do essentially what you need; plus there are tons of advantages.

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