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Chris has had 2 phones, one iPhone and one Android, for many years because she teaches both. Recently we’ve come to believe that there’s good reason for everyone to have 2 phones.
You have a spare pair of glasses don’t you?
For the same reason that you have a spare pair of glasses, we think you might want a spare phone. We’ve come to depend so heavily on our phones that we can’t do without them for even a day. When we were traveling thru Italy, Jim had a scare when he dropped his phone. It refused to work at first, but with a little rest and a couple of restarts, it was OK. Whew! Dealing with getting a new phone when you’re in a foreign
country did not sound like fun.
You may have 2 phones, but you only need one with a service plan. Just like your spare glasses, you can keep an old phone as a spare. If you use Google Voice, you can get one phone number that rings on either/both devices. Don’t worry that your old, spare phone does not have a cell service plan, it will work whenever it is connected to Wi-Fi, and you might be able to get a spare SIM card if Wi-Fi is not good enough for you.
More tips from Episode 237
Two-phones-one-number was just one of our tips from last week’s YouTube episode. Others included:
- How to set up an icon on your phone’s home screen for a frequently used website
- How to find a lost iPhone
- How to find a lost Android device
- How to find a photo when all you know is generally where it was taken.
- more ….