I’m changing mobile phone providers but I’m porting my current number to my new provider. At some point my number will stop working on my current carrier and be active on the new and I’ll have to switch sim cards at that point.
My concern is that I may not notice when this happens and I start to miss calls.
Step one – Get my current phone number displayed on my homescreen.
I added a Tasker widget to DashClock (you are allowed up to three separate widgets).
Within Tasker I created an action “Xxx” in my case with the Plugin | DashClock
In the configuration I set the following:
Widget : 1
Title : My Phone Number
Body : %PNUM
When I run this action it adds my phone number to the DashClock widget – job done.
But – as my number will change – I need this to refresh.
I created a Tasker Profile, Time Based, from 07:00 every 30 minutes until 23:00 where it will run my action Xxx
Step Two – Tell me when it changes
This is great but if I’m not looking at my phone – I may not notice that it has changed.
I added a second step to the Action Xxx which is a Notify action
Title : Number Has Changed
Text : Number Has Changed
If : %PNUM !~ <my “real” mobile number>
Now Step 2 is relevant !
This means that every 30 minutes in addition to displaying my current number through the DashClock widget on my home and lock screens, if my number changes It will throw the notification onto my phone (which is then replicated everywhere via PushBullet).