I'm sure that I can't be the only person who carries two phones about with me. For over 10 years I have had a work phone and a personal phone. My cute personal phone (a Samsung SGH-E330) stays with me almost always hanging rather attractively from my belt. Despite what some fashion fascist may think this is a highly convenient and efficient and in no way geeky! My more business like work phone (a Nokia 6230) normally lives in my suit jacket pocket and I only have it with me during work hours or when I need be be contactable. So I always know depending on which phone rings whether it is a work call or a personal call. This has worked very well for me but the time has come to examine my options, There are several reasons:
a) The UK Law has just changed to make using a mobile phone whist driving a serious offence garnering 3 penalty points and a big fine. So I will have to get a car kit fitted to the motor to prevent temptation and this would only be for one of the phones since no kit could fit them both.
b) I want to use blue tooth to access traffic information on my TomTom satnav and that would be more convenient with just one phone
c) Synching my contacts with 2 phones is a pain in the derriere. It just doesn't work very well.,
d) I want to be able to move to new gadgets like the Blackberry Pearl or better still the Apple iPhone.
e) It's bonkers having two devices that do precisely the same job.
So I am really curious how other people have dealt with this dilemma. Have they, as I have, just put up with having two phones? Or have you forwarded one to the other (surely too expensive?), Bought identical interchangable phones? Used a dual SIM phone (and if so does this work when the two SIMs are on different networks?), given up and used a work phone for personal use as well (tax implications)?
Anything else I haven't thought of?