BlackBerry acquires Movirtu; company allows one device to have business and personal number

BlackBerry acquires Movirtu; company allows one device to have business and personal number
BlackBerry has acquired Movirtu for an undisclosed price. The company's Virtual SIM platform allows one handset to have a phone number for business calls, and another number for personal communications. Each number can receive separate billing for voice, text and data. With Movirtu's solution, employees can switch between business and personal calls without needing to carry additional SIM cards or devices.

Those BlackBerry units that are part of a fleet of handsets being tracked by BES, will be able to have IT policies enforced on the business line while not touching how the phone is set up for personal use.


The new services that BlackBerry will offer following the acquisition, will be made available from mobile operators. BlackBerry will make Movirtu's mobile identity system available for all mobile operating systems.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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13 Comments

1. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I didn't know that we could use a virtual sim to simulate a number in the divice, good solution

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I like that too. But I want to simulate my vanity number and choice another number.

3. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I get how this works for security purposes, but an individual can already accomplish this by using google voice with hangouts, and or freedompop's app.

9. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

As an IT manager and system admin I both agree and disagree at the same time. While yes the solutions you mentioned have the ability to provide the customer with an alternative number seperated from the existing number; its really not the same. It sounds as if this service allows for business to provide two different numbers from the same wireless carrier or this may be leading the way to a space were customers buy phones and they can chose which carriers they want. Example. Lets say a person has t-mobile with this blackberry. With this solution; if the compnay he is working for has ATT then all IT have to do is program the virtual sim with the carrier and add the line to the account. I would welcome this and similar solutions. At the current time; Businesses are not moving to these carriers such as the ones you mentioned; This solution allows for business to use existing communications solutions.

4. lucid.brat unregistered

Blackberry is really making some profits,bought two companies within two months...

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Great move, but this is a service offered with the cooperation of mobile network companies which is later on offered from the mobile network companies to us end users threw their Sim cards. I think the current option for one to have 2 numbers without dual Sims is to have virtual number offered from the likes of skype and others.

6. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

IS THAT A POKe BALL?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22499; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a great move by BlackBerry! They are spending their money wisely. By purchasing yet another company with ties to security, BlackBerry is strengthening is security efforts even more. They are truly committed to enterprise, government and regulated industries. This move will serve to allow BlackBerry to gain even more headway in the enterprise market. Kudos to you once again, BlackBerry!

8. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Glad to see Blackberry is "WAKE UP" again,...,nice move Chen....

10. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I have no idea why this company is purchasing other vendors. They are a sinking ship and cannot maintain their own company

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22499; Member since: May 28, 2014

They are clearly purchasing other companies because they have the money, resources and ability to do so. Apiskula(everyone knows that's you), you have been claiming this tired "sinking ship" BS forever now, and BlackBerry is not only afloat, but doing better than they have in the last 3 years. With every comment you post, you lack more and more merit...not that you had any to begin with.

12. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Wow fanboy you rock

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22499; Member since: May 28, 2014

What a sad, lonely little troll you are. Somebody pass me a can of "TrollBeGone", so I can spray this troll into oblivion.

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