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Can I add a second phone number to my phone (to have a work number and personal number)? I have a oneplus 3 phone that can hold 2 sim cards.


I have a oneplus 3 that can hold 2 sim cards, and I'm based in Ontario. I'd like to add a work phone number to my phone. Is this possible? Thanks!

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While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another plan.

Instead you may want to consider buying a second line through a VOIP provider and have it ring your existing line.

You could even add a softphone app to your phone so you can make calls from that number at much lower rates then another cell line and plan.

I use VOIP.MS to accomplish this. But there are other services available online.
Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Great info, thanks for the tip!
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Check out Fongo for an affordable VoiP solution. It's free for calls to Canada (even if you're abroad), messaging and voicemail is extra.

Please note that all VoIP solutions require data so you better make sure you have adequate data in you plan if you're gonna be using this away from WiFi (it uses ~0.5MB/minute).
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Agreed with Chad and Ivan. To answer your question, you can get two sims (with two subscriptions) with Koodo assuming you have 3G/LTE support in both SIM slots. For older dual-sim phones, the 2nd sim slot is 2G only, meaning it'd only work on the Rogers/Fido network.
Voip is cheap and if it's for phone calls only, you can use a 3rd party voip provider that offers sip credentials and program it to work directly in your dialer (calls will prompt you whether you want to call via SIM or SIP). If you want something that handles talk & text, in-app deals such as Fongo are the way to go. Fongo supports phone numbers from BC/AB/MB/ON/QC/NS.
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Voip.ms offers free text services. I use it for Kijiji so I never have to give out my actual number.

Edit: also voip.ms offers a call back service so you don't have to use data for a sip client (softphone) you simply call your line and hang up. The service call you back at whatever number you called from and asks for your pin. Front here you can call wherever you like at stupid low voip rates. It's called a DISA Line Click here for more information: https://wiki.voip.ms/article/DISA
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Technically speaking, you don't need any special app or cellular data to receive your calls through many VoIP providers on your cell phone... they ring or forward directly through standard phone service. Totally transparent to the caller.

You can return those calls using your cell service but that's the number that will show on call display. Cost for incoming or outgoing calls will be cell minutes plus forwarding fees (if any).

You only need cell data or a wifi connection if you want to use a wifi calling app that bypasses the cell network entirely. Those are popular to avoid roaming, long distance charges, and will display the VoIP number you were assigned when calling out. No cell minutes used.
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Your can mask your outgoing number to be whatever you wish when using a DISA

You just have to input the number in the Caller ID Override field.

At the time of writing, fees for DISA calls are:.0051cents for the connection and.001 cents per minute. Using voip.ms and of course your standard airtime rates through your cell provider as you mentioned
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Hey Chad, I use voip.ms/Zoiper. Although you can text for free and Zoiper offers "chat" option, it is not so straight forward to receive texts. You can read texts only on the voip.ms web site. Or you have found another way around? I am now in South US and with my Vancouver number I can keep in contact with my friends in Canada and, thanks to some nice European options, with all the European countries. For pennies.
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Chad Burr wrote:

While it's totally possible to add another sim card with another line, it would also mean another...

Yup...I have the text forwarded to me via email. You can reply by replying to the email.

For sending texts with iPhone there is a voip.ms app that links into your account.

A similar app is available for android.

Search voip.ms in each app store.

The android app uses google message calls to provide push notifications. The iPhone app claims to provide notifications but I've never seen it work. So forwarding text to email gives you your notifications.

IPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/voip.... Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

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