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    one person how many mobile devices

    One of the members posted on another board topic of HowardForums something approximately indicating that a user should keep another device on which to receive any security code.

    "One other" or "Another" device is more likely for someone in a group or in a household. One individual person wants to pay only for one active device, one telephone mobile number, at a time. If one person wants to pay for two devices at a time both being in active provider service, then this becomes so much more money and should not be affordable. There is too the pressure on the supply of available telephone numbers for the many devices which need telephone numbers.

    I am curious to know how many active devices any one person has, either or both dumb phones or smartphones?

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    Keep in mind that someone can keep an inactive Android device and still receive Google notifications via WiFi. I do that with my non-cellular Samsung tablet at no additional subscription cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joseg2016 View Post
    One of the members posted on another board topic of HowardForums something approximately indicating that a user should keep another device on which to receive any security code.

    "One other" or "Another" device is more likely for someone in a group or in a household. One individual person wants to pay only for one active device, one telephone mobile number, at a time. If one person wants to pay for two devices at a time both being in active provider service, then this becomes so much more money and should not be affordable. There is too the pressure on the supply of available telephone numbers for the many devices which need telephone numbers.

    I am curious to know how many active devices any one person has, either or both dumb phones or smartphones?
    I have eight active out of a total of 15. That includes a hotspot and a tablet. The hotspot is the only one with a significant monthly cost ($24).

    I like to have a fully functional smartphone with service to leave in the car. That one is on Truphone with no recurring cost. It operates on the remaining paygo balance that I deposited years ago when it was my primary service.

    My daily phone is on prepaid Tracfone that costs about $5 a month on average. My usage is very low so that works fine for me.

    The other active ones are retired or bargain ($8-$30) phones and a tablet. They have Freedompop service. That cost a penny to a dollar each to activate and nothing to use.

    All I really need active is two phones and the hotspot. The Freedompop service is nearly worthless at only 200 MB a month for free.

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    At this point I'm not sure how many active lines or phones that I have going.

    Obviously more than I probably should.

    Well this is HoFo.

    Not a 12 Step program for the cell phone addicted.

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