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Old 04-08-2007, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to BB. Looking for a verizon capable blackberry that has multiple phone lines capability.

Does anyone know if the 7130e has this feature?

Its hard to believe that thisfeature is not more universal in phones by now.

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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New to BB. Looking for a verizon capable blackberry that has multiple phone lines capability.

Does anyone know if the 7130e has this feature?

Its hard to believe that thisfeature is not more universal in phones by now.

please advise. Thanks
Greetings and Welcome to the Forum!

I'm not sure what the answer is, however one quick way to find out would be to call Verizon customer service. I'm sure they would be happy to answer your question.

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Never heard of a handheld capable of multiple lines/numbers. One phone, one number is how it is as far as I understand. With GSM you can swap SIM cards for a differnet number, but Verizon doesn't use SIM cards.

I agree with the suggestion of calling the carrier and asking the question.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Never heard of a handheld capable of multiple lines/numbers. One phone, one number is how it is as far as I understand. With GSM you can swap SIM cards for a differnet number, but Verizon doesn't use SIM cards.

I agree with the suggestion of calling the carrier and asking the question.
I used to have a TDMA phone with AT&T that had 3 incoming numbers, it was very handy. However that was years ago and I have not used either TDMA or CDMA since I switched to GSM.
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A long time ago I had a pager with three different numbers. When I switched to a mobile phone I asked about having multiple numbers and the answer was that it was a violation of federal laws. Not the answer I expected, but . . .
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Its hard to believe that thisfeature is not more universal in phones by now.
I don't see why it's hard to believe. It's not a common need... Just because it can be done doesn't mean that consumers are clamoring for it.

If you have m2m with your carrier you can forward as a workaround.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Verizon does not allow multiple lines on the same handset, nor does it allow multiple handsets on the same line.

1 handset=1 number

If you must have two lines reach one handset your best option would be to open a family share plan and get a cheap/free phone for the secondary line. Then you could forward the secondary line to the first and just throw the secondary line phone in a drawer somewhere.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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All the iden only Motorolas offered through Nextel have that ability. It requires a second calling plan, but allows your phone to ring if either line is called. Unfortunately this service is not available on any Blackberry. Not even the ones offered on Nextel. Here is the link.

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Default thanks everyone..

thanks everyone. you guys are great.

fyi.. The reason I need a blackberry with multiple lines is because i want to carry my work phone along with my personal and have the ability to TURN OFF the COMPANY line when I need a break.
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thanks everyone. you guys are great.

fyi.. The reason I need a blackberry with multiple lines is because i want to carry my work phone along with my personal and have the ability to TURN OFF the COMPANY line when I need a break.
I think your reasoning for multiple lines makes good sense. It's exactly what I used to do when I had a phone that would accept multiple lines. I must admit that I'm a bit surprized that this option did not gain widespread popularity.
From the carriers position, I see why they have very little if any interest in it, as they would then sell far fewer handsets.

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the carriers make most of their money from rate plans and associated features. not so much on handsets. wouldn't three plans on one phone ultimately make more as they are only subsidizing one handset instead of 2 or 3.
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What about using Call Forwarding to re-route one phone to the other? It's not a perfect solution, but it might be a decent option.
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the carriers make most of their money from rate plans and associated features. not so much on handsets. wouldn't three plans on one phone ultimately make more as they are only subsidizing one handset instead of 2 or 3.
Hmmmm..... good point. So what's your take on it?
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I think the multiple numbers has more to do with the FCC at this point. Each number would have to be able to activate the E911 gps not sure if that is possible at this point. Would each number need its own chip? I like the idea of multiple numbers on one device personally. I know the GPS is the reason one number can't be use simultaneously on 2 devices
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I am not 100% positive, but even if you have mobile to mobile on VZW and you have one # forwaded to the other I think it still uses minutes for both phones. I would double check.
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Hmm, that sucks if it's true. It doesn't use minutes with Cingular if you have m2m and you can enable and disable forwarding as you please to control when you do and don't get work calls. Again, forwarding is really your best bet.
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Sprint (iden and CDMA) charges twenty cents a minute for all forwarded minutes used. It doesnt make a difference if its mobile to mobile or not. It doesnt deduct from your anytime minutes though. I wish it was the other way around and use my anytime mins and not charge twenty cents.
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