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  1. beer30

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    I'm looking at making the jump to an android phone and I'm wondering if I swap sim cards will all the apps I download will still function correctly?

    Really interested if the sms forwarding type apps will still work without fussing with changing settings every time I change sims as that's the big thing I need for my business.

    Incase anyone thinks I'm wanting to sms spam that's NOT the case I just need a phone that will forward the texts I receive to my email.
     

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    Apps from the Market are linked to a specific Google account, so swapping SIMs has no effect on function. I've got a pre-pay SIM that I regularly swap between handsets for testing with no adverse effects. Apps that are dependent on phone numbers might be different though, as these will obviously change with the SIM.
     
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    To swap sim it needs to be generic unlocked device,

    or use without sim you can login to your gmail account (use on wifi).
     
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    Well, obviously, you won't be able to receive SMS sent to the number on your first SIM with the second SIM installed (and vice versa).
     
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    I know I'll need an unlocked phone and that I can't receive texts from multiple numbers at once. I do know how phones work I just don't know how the android OS works since I don't have one yet. Was hoping to find out whether or not it will suit my needs before spending money.

    So let me rephrase my question to make it a bit clearer. I'm hoping to find out if an android app will forward texts of whatever phone number/sim card is in the phone at the time without having to go in and change settings?

    Basically I need a phone or app that will allow me to change nothing but the sim card in the phone and have it now forward the texts being since to the sim I just put in the phone.

    Sorry for not making my question clearer before but thank you those that have tried to help so far.
     
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    Yes it will work...assuming you found an app that forwards texts the phone receives, not an app that relies on your phone number
     
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