Can you use one phone number on 2 Sim cards?

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I'd love the ability to use 2 sims with 1 number. I googled it, seems many are interested. For me I'd use 1 device at work/out, the other while home. It's not always practical to bring large devices everywhere. Switching manually often would be a pain too. Is there a way? I wouldn't even mind duplicate messages... 
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Take the sim out and place it in the other phone.
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BobTheElectrician

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A work-around: have your main number with a VoIP service. Any calls can be forwarded to any other number(s) in North America you want. You will still need one SIM (and service plan) for each mobile device (each will have its separate number).
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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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No there's no way other than what you don't want to do which is switch your sim from one phone to another.

When or if Koodo brings back the ability to do a SIM swap through self serve again you could do what I use to do which was have my two SIM cards written down in Google keep or the notes app ect and go online quick and just swap SIM numbers quick and have two separate sims one in each phone.... Right now you have to contact Koodo to do it so it's not doable really but keep in mind for if or when they bring back the ability to do it ourselves through self serve again.
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Most phone SIM slots are not engineered for heavy-duty swapping.

A work-around: have your main home number with a VoIP service. Any calls can be forwarded to any other number(s) in North America you want. You will still need one SIM (and service plan) for each mobile device (each will have its separate number).

If you have wifi, your home device can be any kind of mobile (phone or tablet) that has wifi and a VoIP client installed. Your VoIP plan will cover the home-based phone, so no extra mobile plan is required.
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I think some were misunderstanding... im not looking to forward my home phone calls to my mobile, but rather, use my one cell number on 2 different phones (and sim cards) simultaneously. I like the idea of bringing my older phone to work where damage is more possible, but using my better one when home... it seems that the SIM swap in self serve as someone described, if it comes back is the best way. Or manually switching it out often... 

When sim swap in self serve was available, when it was switched over, was it instant? I would even mind some duplicate messages. 
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SIM swap on prepaid takes effect as soon as the phone is rebooted. No delay at all.

Messages will only stick to the phone that received them, so they will not be duplicated, but only be a partial set if you switch handsets.

Thus my reasoning to have a separate VoIP as the hub, with calls and messages forwarded anywhere you want.