2 SIM Cards, same number, same plan, doable?
Well I have a HTC smartphone, and a cheap little phone. I have been using the cheap little phone recently because it is smaller, and because the HTC's battery is always falling out resetting everything.
I have done GPRS tethering through the HTC, but I dont think this basic phone can do that, it doesnt even have java. :eek:
So I can switch SIMs all the time but then my messages are in 2 spots and received calls are in 2 spots, and of course I have to always take the battery out of both and move the SIM back and forth.
So I want to get another SIM identical to the one I have now and put it in the HTC. Then duct tape up the back so the battery never comes out, and use it for tethering only. Then my phone phone for calls/texts.
Now the tricky part... Will att/cingular/att know I have 2 phones and get me in trouble? I wont call off the HTC and I wont use data on the non-smart phone. But I dont know if it gives a hardware ID code to the network whenever a device connects. So if they see 2 unique ID codes for the same number red flags will go up type thing.
I basically just want my GPRS tethering back without having to go fulltime HTC again. Since I will be driving for 30 hours non-stop one-way, next week, I sort of want to sort this soon.
I also thought of a laptop only card, but they want $60/mo for 5Gb data. I pay $40/mo for unlimited now...