In the last 2 years, I’ve had the best of most mobile operating systems, namely Blackberry OS, iOS and Android (I’ve got to get my hands on a Windows phone soon). I use my Blackberry for everyday tasks and messaging, I use my iOS for casual gaming and media playing, and I use my Android for general surfing and social media.
While playing around these three mobile operating systems I discovered that you can use a single cellphone number in 2 different phones. You just need to use Viber on one of your phones.
The steps are very simple, and you don’t really need to be a techie to do this.
So let’s say you have Phone A which has the SIM with your number, and your other phone, Phone B. Just follow these steps:
- Install Viber on Phone B.
- Register Phone A’s number in Phone B’s Viber.
- You will receive a confirmation text in Phone A. Copy the confirmation code in the registration process in Phone B.
- Voila, one number in two phones.
Or you could do it the other way around: you can have two different phone numbers in a single phone with the help of Viber. Although I could not confirm this as I haven’t tried this yet.
Do take note that you need a working data plan for Phone B so you can send and receive calls and text messages using Viber. Also, your contacts must also be on Viber so you can make the most out of this trick. :)
EDIT: Just a quick note. You CANNOT use a single number in 2 Viber registrations. Viber will detect that you are registering your number in different phones and will unregister you from the earlier registration.