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Using work phone for personal use?

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Anonymous A asked on May 18, 2019

Hi,

Do people use their work phones for personal use as well? Is there any risk in doing so?

Thanks

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Vlad replied on May 19, 2019
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Hi,

Most of the people do use, however, there are certain drawbacks:

  1. Information sharing risk - you can determine and measure it yourself
  2. Consulting companies install their own suite, so you are limited in phone updates. I.e. they don't allow you to update ios until they have a new version of the suite

The cons of having two phones:

  • If you don't have pockets and only take your personal phone - you can miss an important call

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replied on May 19, 2019
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Yes they do. The most obvious risk is the mis-text - messaging the wrong person and saying something you shouldn't. There's also the risk of losing it if you bring it along to personal activities (personal travel, outdoorsy weekend activities, nights out, etc.)

I personally have 2 phones but most of my colleagues just have the one.

Anonymous updated his answer on Jun 03, 2019

Hi,

I am also using two phones and would strongly advise you to do the same - main reason being that you want to switch off your work phone from time to time ;)
Besides, it could get messy if you leave your firm and want to keep your number.

Best regards

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