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Re: How many SIM cards do you carry?
dawg, if you want to give people just one phone number that can always reach you, try a Google Voice number. Free, US area codes, and as you hit port and buy a new SIM card you can also log into the GVoice account on the internet and change the number(s) it forwards to.
A caller just calls into GVoice, that's all they need to know. YOu can set up the rules for who gets forwarded, when they get forwarded, how many numbers they get forwarded to...very versatile. Yes, you will pay something for the international forwarding, but at VOIP rates it isn't much. And for the folks you don't want to pay for, you can always just put your new direct number on the voicemail message. ""Leave a message or call me at".
You can also pick up the voicemail over the web, or have it forwarded to your phone by text messaging. The "transcription" from voice to text sometimes is bafflingly hilarious.