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Two numbers without dual sim phone

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Two numbers without dual sim phone

Hi phone experts.

What is the best solution in order to obtain two phone numbers on one cell phone without a dual sim device. OR should I get a dual sim device for the explanation below.

The objective is to be able to have both numbers be able to receive and make calls/texts.

I have number A and want number B, I would like to be able to make a call from number A and display number A to whomever I'm calling and vise versa for number B. I never want someone to find out number A if I'm calling them from B.

Any suggestions? I looked up some google store apps, but I don't believe the ones that I have identified were able to call from phone B, only receive, it would call using A.

Thanks.
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Would this happen to be an app that can be downloaded and monthly subscription? Could you suggest one so I would know where to start my research? Skype? lol

What about this: MobileVOIP
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St.Genis wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:46 pm
Zoiper is installed on my Note 4.
One question. How do I get a phone number or for these services, do I need a sim and port out? I'm reading on zoiper/magicjack but I'm not clear on this.

And super thanks!

EDIT: Ah, for zoiper, you need a voip provider and magic you can port in but you need to still get magicjack services
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koffey wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:56 pm
One question. How do I get a phone number or for these services, do I need a sim and port out? I'm reading on zoiper/magicjack but I'm not clear on this.

And super thanks!

EDIT: Ah, for zoiper, you need a voip provider and magic you can port in but you need to still get magicjack services
You get a number by signing up for service with a voip provider, who will then provide you with a voip number. You'll then need a SIP app to place and receive calls, and a separate app to receive SMS's. (if you use Fongo then call+SMS is integrated into one app)

Couple caveats:
1. Short code SMS (eg alerts/2-factor authentications sent by banks) are very hit or miss with voip
2. No good solution for MMS exists yet unless you sign up for a Google Voice number and use their own app (not recommended since you can only get US numbers)
3. You still need data to use voip. Not a problem if you already have data with your current plan
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Textnow app is a simple free solution to get additional # (unless you want to use phone app). I have used it as
- additional # for kijiji guys
- local # during Vacation for people who have local calling.
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+1 voip.ms

Voice is mostly fine over LTE.

-1 to MagicJack and other "apps" like Textplus etc.

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