1. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I’m going from using one iPhone for work and personal use to 2 iPhones. If I forward the calls from each iPhone to the other will every call on both lines ring on both phones?

    Also, if I have iMessage on iCloud will all messages including sms go to both phones?

    And finally, will the work phone have the ability to start an iMessage from the personal phone’s number ?
    10-12-2019 02:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’m going from using one iPhone for work and personal use to 2 iPhones. If I forward the calls from each iPhone to the other will every call on both lines ring on both phones?
    Unless the phone number is the same for both devices, the answer should be no.

    Also, if I have iMessage on iCloud will all messages including sms go to both phones?
    If the same Apple ID will be used for iMessage on both device then the iMessages should display on both, but the SMS messages will should on display on the device that they were sent to.

    And finally, will the work phone have the ability to start an iMessage from the personal phone’s number ?
    If the personal phone number appears in the Messages settings on the work phone then you should be able to receive and reply using that particular number.
    10-12-2019 02:58 PM
  3. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I’m guess my first question is actually if you forward calls from one iPhone to another does the original phone ring AND forward the call to the 2nd phone or does just the 2nd phone ring?
    10-12-2019 03:24 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I’m guess my first question is actually if you forward calls from one iPhone to another does the original phone ring AND forward the call to the 2nd phone or does just the 2nd phone ring?
    If you forward A to B and someone calls A, then only B will ring.
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    10-12-2019 05:02 PM
  5. strikeIII's Avatar
    I’m going from using one iPhone for work and personal use to 2 iPhones. If I forward the calls from each iPhone to the other will every call on both lines ring on both phones?

    Also, if I have iMessage on iCloud will all messages including sms go to both phones?

    And finally, will the work phone have the ability to start an iMessage from the personal phone’s number ?
    Just use the dual SIM feature so you can use both numbers on one device.
    10-12-2019 06:00 PM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    If you forward A to B and someone calls A, then only B will ring.
    Thank you
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    10-12-2019 06:00 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I’m going from using one iPhone for work and personal use to 2 iPhones.
    My company did that to me about a year ago. They decided to stop letting me expense part of my cell phone bill and gave me a work phone. I just leave it on my desk when I go home. And my stress level dropped drastically.
    10-13-2019 09:38 AM
  8. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    My company did that to me about a year ago. They decided to stop letting me expense part of my cell phone bill and gave me a work phone. I just leave it on my desk when I go home. And my stress level dropped drastically.
    Exactly what just happened to me.
    Lee_Bo and Tartarus like this.
    10-13-2019 06:22 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Exactly what just happened to me.
    Well I’m also not required to “be available” after hours so it stays on my desk at work when I leave.

    Hope it works out for you.
    10-13-2019 07:38 PM
  10. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    They gave me a Samsung S7. It’s ok. I bought a gently used Red iPhone 8 on eBay but changed my mind before it shipped. Decided to stick with an Android since it’s been a while since I’ve had an android flagship. Picked up a sealed S10e for a great price.
    10-14-2019 12:54 PM
  11. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I have a personal iPhone 11 Max and a work iPhone 8. Just a FYI, you cannot do a dual SIM needs to be on the same account is what Verizon told me. Maybe Verizon could convert my personal line to an e-SIM and that could work...

    BUT I keep phones separate, it keeps my work and personal lives separate. I have to have my work phone on me at all times, but when I get home, it's not my focus. My personal phone does not have my work email or anything like that on it...for my own sanity.
    phlamethrowre likes this.
    11-07-2019 11:53 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    Well I’m also not required to “be available” after hours so it stays on my desk at work when I leave.

    Hope it works out for you.
    Out of curiosity,never having been in that position myself: Do companies that require their staff to “be available” pay the premium that such a request obviously requires ?
    I know many drinking men who don’t answer the phone at all after having left work for half an hour, just in case somebody gets told the truth !
    11-07-2019 12:13 PM
  13. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Out of curiosity,never having been in that position myself: Do companies that require their staff to “be available” pay the premium that such a request obviously requires ?
    Depends on the company, but here in the USA, no. Most of the time it's part of the job description before you apply. I could go to work for another company making twice what I'm making but I'd also have all the stress and headaches. I choose a stress free job. :-)
    Tartarus likes this.
    11-07-2019 12:33 PM
  14. strikeIII's Avatar
    I have a personal iPhone 11 Max and a work iPhone 8. Just a FYI, you cannot do a dual SIM needs to be on the same account is what Verizon told me. Maybe Verizon could convert my personal line to an e-SIM and that could work...
    That's definitely not true. You can have a line from two different carriers on one device. I had a Tmobile line and an AT&T also had two AT&T lines from two different accounts on my iPhone at one point. I don't think Verizon can control what other line you can put on your device. But yeah if Verizon is your primary number or carrier then you can put that on the eSIM and put a physical SIM from another account.
    11-08-2019 03:08 PM
  15. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I have a personal iPhone 11 Max and a work iPhone 8. Just a FYI, you cannot do a dual SIM needs to be on the same account is what Verizon told me. Maybe Verizon could convert my personal line to an e-SIM and that could work...

    BUT I keep phones separate, it keeps my work and personal lives separate. I have to have my work phone on me at all times, but when I get home, it's not my focus. My personal phone does not have my work email or anything like that on it...for my own sanity.
    This describes my 2 phone approach perfectly. I’m actually enjoying having 2 phones.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    11-09-2019 10:53 AM

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