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Mon, Jul 24, 2017 5:41 PM

Two numbers on one phone?

Can I get a second number on my cell phone so I have one for home and one for business? 

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sandblaster

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Yes but that means adding a line. You can't have two numbers assigned to one line. You would need two SIM cards which means two lines. You either have to swap SIM cards or get a dual SIM card phone. Another option is to get a google voice number and use that as your second number.

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Thank You sandblaster!

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 That has to be the dumbest answer, there asking for 2 numbers on one phone and this Mickey mouse business of getting 2 sim cards and swapping them is not the answere. How do you receive calls with the sim in your pocket.

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Because the new iPhones can hold two SIM cards . No need to put one in your pocket.

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I just inquired with AT&T about adding a second line to my Samsung phone the rep told me I could do it...... the second line would work as an Esim and no physical Sim card is needed. I don't understand how this works or would work. Can someone explain?  I have a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. 

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Let's fill you in about dual SIM devices, !

 

A dual SIM phone is one that can have two active numbers, plans, or accounts. You get this convenience on one device because it has two separate SIMs. Some dual SIM devices are really dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) devices. Dual standby is when both SIMs are active on the device and on standby at the same time. Not all dual SIM devices can be dual standby. With these, both SIMs can be active at the same time.

 

Dual SIM is basically 2 SIMs on 1 device with a combination of physical or eSIM, depending on the device. 

  • A physical SIM: A plastic card inserted into your phone.
  • An eSIM: A digital SIM you download to compatible devices.

Each activated CTN needs its own rate plan and features. Features work independently per CTN (for example, call forwarding, call waiting). Each CTN can be on a different billing account number (BAN) in which each ban is autheticated sperately.

 

An eSIM (embedded SIM) enabled device has a specialized piece of hardware called the embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC), which can store SIM profiles from one or more carriers (depending on whether the device is carrier locked). The SIM profile delivered to the device over the internet is commonly referred to as an eSIM. The SIM profile/eSIM itself is a piece of software installed on wireless devices which acts as a virtual SIM card. eSIMs can be installed through the internet or scanned by a QR code.

 

Learn how to manage calls, texts, and data use with a dual SIM device by reading our wireless support article.

 

You can also find more information about Dual SIM Technology here in the Forums.

 

Below are the devices currently approved by AT&T as dual sim and dual standby devices on our network at this time. Other manufactures may list additional devices as dual sim and dual standby, however those may not be approved by AT&T and on our network.

  • Note20 5G
  • Note20 Ultra 5G
  • S21 5G
  • S21+ 5G
  • S21 Ultra 5G
  • S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22

We can confirm that your Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G isn't a dual SIM device.

 

We hope you find this information helpful and thank you for visiting the AT&T Community!

 

Jonye, AT&T Community Specialist

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