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With Verizon, can you have more than one phone programmed with the same number?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by SamK, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. SamK

    SamK Junior Member
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    A long time ago, I heard of people programming multiple phones with the same number. Is it possible to do this with Verizon?
     
  2. rallykid

    rallykid New house = No free time
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    It is not possible due to the security of digital technology. It used to be able to be done with analog but providers wouldn't actually do it for you because it was essentially cloning the phone.
     
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    No, I asked them about that and they said the computer won't accept it.

    I believe what you heard about having two phones with the same number is called "cloning" and is illegal. That's when somebody scums off your line and you don't know about it.
     
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    Dammit, Rallykid beat me to it.
     
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    I know here in Cleveland, you used to be able to do that before GTE was swapped and is now Alltel, you could have 2 phones on the same number, and the phones were not cloned, the reasoning behind it was if you had a portable and a car mounted phone, you could have both, and as long as only one was on at a given time, there was no problems. But then again that was before they went digital. I doubt they do that now.
     
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    It can still be done, BUT, DON'T DO IT!!. Assuming you can aquire the proper items, you could do it, but there are federal laws against it. (Communication Fraud). I had two phones with the same number just a few months ago, but I did away with that so I don't get caught and lose my service and/ or get fined.
     

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