How Does Card Phone & Desktop App Work?

Available in Matte White or Matte Black colors, The card Phone is an unlocked 2G GSM phone that weighs in at 1.25 ounces, features a basic OLED display, uses a SIM card to function right out of the box, and provides 45-90 minutes of talk time (depending on connection). Because it doesn’t rely on Bluetooth, the phone will work equally well regardless of its proximity to your smartphone.

The manufacturer tells us you’ll set up the phone through a desktop app on your computer, starting with a text to your existing smartphone. This text will contain two numbers, that “when dialed will turn ON/OFF call forwarding accordingly.”

Note: Obviously, this means that your existing carrier must support call forwarding in order to forward your smartphone calls to card phone. We’ll talk about additional potential limitations shortly.

Here’s a quick overview of the process:

  1. Turn on your card Phone and plug it into your computer using the included SB cable.
  2. Download the app.
  3. Add your contacts (up to 10 speed dials).
  4. Verify your smartphone’s number via text. Once verified, card Phone will use your existing phone number for outbound calls.
  5. Save the numbers you receive to your contacts.
  6. Unplug and enjoy.

When you’re ready to return to using your smartphone, turn off call forwarding to your card Phone.