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How to get a second number on your phone

150 150 Andy Munarriz

Looking to get a second mobile number on your phone?

 🔎 Whether you’re starting your new business or just want some more privacy, having two numbers on your phone sounds like a no-brainer but how do you actually do it?

In this handy guide, we’ll go over the best options to get a solution up and running

A quick bit of housekeeping, this guide will be focused on secondary UK mobile numbers, not landline numbers ☎️

So at a glance what are your options:

1 Another Number
2 eSim
3 Skype Number

Looking to get a second number on your phone?

🔎 Whether you’re starting a new business or just want some more privacy, having two numbers on your phone sounds like a no-brainer but how do you actually do it?

In this handy guide, we’ll go over the best options to get a solution up and running.

A quick bit of housekeeping, this guide will be focused on secondary UK mobile numbers, not landline numbers. ☎️

So at a glance what are your options:

1 Another Number
2 eSim
3 Skype Number

Choice 1 - Another Number

What is Another Number ❓

Another Number is an IOS and Andriod app that gives you a dedicated UK second mobile number on your personal phone. The service runs through the Another Number app and works through your mobile network, mobile data and WiFi

Another Number Experience 🤩

So how good is Another Number? Is it just another app that over promises and under delivers? Well removing bias it’s the smoothest solution. It rings when dialled and calls when needed, pretty much everything you’d expect

Our users love that all work-related calls, texts, IM’s, voicemails between you and your work contacts are in one place, in one powerful conversational view with contextual search. Your entire workflow in one place, not scattered across numerous apps

Another Number Environment Benefit🌱

13 tonnes of water. 18 square meters of land. That’s what’s required to extract the precious metals to make a single smartphone. No one needs a second phone, make the most of your existing phone, read more here

Another Number Pricing 💳

In terms of pricing, Another Number is the best value for money around, a simple monthly subscription via the Apple or Google play store. Plans start from £4.99/month to £9.99/month for unlimited usage

Choice 1- Another Number

What is Another Number ❓

Another Number is an IOS and Andriod app that gives you a dedicated UK second mobile number on your personal phone. The service runs through the Another Number app and works through your mobile network, mobile data and WiFi

Another Number Experience 🤩

So how good is Another Number? Is it just another app that over promises and under delivers. Well removing bias it’s the smoothest solution. It rings when dialled and calls when needed, pretty much everything you’d expect

Our users love that all work-related calls, texts, IM’s, voicemails between you and your work contacts are in one place, in one powerful conversational view with contextual search. Your entire workflow in one place, not scattered across numerous apps

Another Number Environment Benefit🌱

13 tonnes of water. 18 square meters of land. That’s what’s required to extract the precious metals to make a single smartphone. No one needs a second phone, make the most of your existing phone, read more here

Another Number Pricing 💳

In terms of pricing, Another Number is the best value for money around, a simple monthly subscription via the Apple or Google play store. Plans start from £4.99/month to £9.99/month for unlimited usage

Choice 2 - eSim/Dual Sim

What is an eSim ❓

So we all know what a sim card is, a tiny chip that slots into your phone that you can never find the tool to pop out, well an eSim is just a tiny embedded version of that in your phone. With an eSim you’ll effectively have 2 sim cards in your phone; 1 physical, 2 embedded

Apple prefers the term Dual Sim

How do you use an eSim 🤔

So unlike Another Number, an eSim will be a second number embedded into your phone and not run through an app, the service will require a contract and compatible device. Currently, the only main UK providers offering this service are EE and O2.

What device do you need for an eSim 🍎

So what phone will you need to run an eSim from? The following are eSim compatible in the UK:

iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and SE 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G, S20 5G, S20 5G Plus, S20 Ultra 5G
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

eSim Experience 👏

So, now we’ve discussed the requirements to get an eSim. What is it like to use? Well on an Apple device it works flawlessly through IOS but its use is integrated into the same workflow as your primary number but marked – e.g. second number is flagged in iMessage etc

An eSim is ideal for combining two networks on one device, for example, EE at home and O2 in the office and therefore offers increased coverage options.*

eSim Pricing 💰

eSim’s require traditional contract lengths and prices, it’s a second contract commitment

Choice 2 - eSim/Dual Sim

What is an eSim ❓

So we all know what a sim card is, a tiny chip that slots into your phone that you can never find the tool to pop out, well an eSim is just a tiny embedded version of that in your phone. With an eSim you’ll effectively have 2 sim cards in your phone; 1 physical, 2 embedded

Apple prefers the term Dual Sim

How do you use an eSim 🤔

So unlike Another Number, an eSim will be a second number embedded into your phone and not run through an app, the service will require a contract and compatible device. Currently, the only main UK providers offering this service are EE and O2.

What device do you need for an eSim 🍎

So what phone will you need to run an eSim from? The following are eSim compatible in the UK:

iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and SE 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G, S20 5G, S20 5G Plus, S20 Ultra 5G
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

eSim Experience 👏

So, now we’ve discussed the requirements to get an eSim. What is it like to use? Well on an Apple device it works flawlessly through IOS but its use is integrated into the same workflow as your primary number but marked – e.g. second number is flagged in iMessage etc

An eSim is ideal for combining two networks on one device, for example, EE at home and O2 in the office and therefore offers increased coverage options.*

eSim Pricing 💰

eSim’s require traditional contract lengths and prices, it’s a second contract commitment

Choice 3 - Skype Numbers

What is Skype Numbers ❓

So we have to give Skype Numbers a mention as it’s been compared to Another Number quite a few times. We’ll keep it short and sweet, Skype numbers only offer landline numbers

Skype Numbers Pricing 😬

Plus you’ll end up paying two subscriptions with Skype, one for a Skype Number, and one for credit allowance – for unlimited UK calling it works out to be £20.15/month

Choice 3 - Skype Numbers

What is Skype Numbers ❓

So we have to give Skype Numbers a mention as it’s been compared to Another Number quite a few times. We’ll keep it short and sweet, Skype numbers only offer landline numbers

Skype Numbers Pricing 😬

Plus you’ll end up paying two subscriptions with Skype, one for a Skype Number, and one for credit allowance – for unlimited UK calling it works out to be £20.15/month

Should I use Another Number or an eSim?

Conclusion 🏅

Leaving bias at the door, which service is for you?

If it’s extended coverage you’re looking for and contract length isn’t a concern; an eSim is a great option, we’d recommend it 📡

If you’re after a second UK mobile number dedicated for work and want an easy monthly billing cycle then Another Number is for you, plus it’ll works on any network 🤙

For pricing information on Another Number, please see below

Should I use Another Number or an eSim?

Conclusion 🏅

Leaving bias at the door, which service is for you?

If it’s extended coverage you’re looking for and contract length isn’t a concern; an eSim is a great option, we’d recommend it 📡

If you’re after a second UK mobile number dedicated for work and want an easy monthly billing cycle then Another Number is for you, plus it’ll works on any network 🤙

For pricing information on Another Number, please see below

Easy, affordable pricing....

Easy, affordable pricing....

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