Device distinction: Do you have a work-dedicated mobile device?

With mobile devices and strategies becoming more and more integrated with the way we interact with the world, the distinction between work and personal devices are becoming less and less apparent. 

BYOD programs and similar workplace initiatives are placing the focus on not only business devices, but personal devices as well. 

So what about you?

  • Do you have a dedicated mobile device for business use and another for personal use or are they one and the same?
  • How do you feel about the rise of mobile as a key to the successful modern workforce? 

Please share in the thread below!

  • I don't have a dedicated mobile device for work.  I like to maintain a clear distinction between work and non-work, but I don't have a big enough need to support a dedicated device for work.  I sure would like one though, but then you have to juggle multiple devices, ugh.  When are they going to come out with a SIM card that will support multiple numbers, or a device that supports multiple SIMs?  Maybe there's already something like that.  Anyone?

  • I used to work for a MSP and had to carry a separate phone, which was a royal pain.  My contract ran out on my personal phone so I transferred my number to a Google voice number.  Then I put the Google voice app on my work phone.  It worked perfectly until my employer at the time starting getting very strict about what was allowed on the phone, to the point of randomly checking them.  I singed up for a new personal phone and transferred the number to it.

  • I don't have a dedicated mobile device for work.  I wish I would of made it clear since now my clients call at anytime without notice.  I would like to know more about programs that office an additional line on a mobile device.  To keep my number and have a work number to the phone also. Any suggestions??

  • I have no mobile devices.

    If I did, I would want business & personal, separate.

    That said, as I'm not apt. to be carrying anything, I'd have to live with a single device.

    Mobile for success?

    Nope, I don't buy that. It's only a gimmick (perhaps, a tool).

    Quality & support are the key to success.

  • Check out Google Voice.  I have a side photography business and I wanted a dedicated number for it.  I signed up for a Google voice account and installed the app on my personal phone.  People can call or text it and it shows up separately from my normal calls and texts. I can also call out from it so it shows my business number.  

  •  How were you able to transfer your number??  They don't give me a number that is close to where I live?

  • When a company is providing me with a work device, this becomes a work-only device. If I provide my own device, I install what I want and do not accept any IT-related downloads and setups that are not under my full control.

  • Yes I have a work-only cell phone and work-only laptop, and I don't use it for anything personal as I don't want family and friends calling me on that line, and I don't want clients with my personal number.

  • I use the same phone for work and personal use, but I do segregate them in the device with Samsung Knox. All of my work stuff is in the secure Knox folder/area. Extra login/validation required to get to that email or files.