Personal Phone for Work
My wife has started a new job, she is in a fairly senior position in a smaller company and in her contract it mentions that the employer will reimburse her phone usage.
Now upon starting she has not been provided with a physical landline or another communication method outside of Skype for business with her long time personal number appearing in her email signature as her contact.
However my wife does not want her personal number tied to work and I am trying to find an option that does not involve me buying another phone / contract / etc (although I have told her to follow this through further with her employer).
Her current personal plan would well and truly cover any work phone expenses and I personally would be happy to use my personal phone for the sake of having a free personal phone (and not carry around two phones as I currently have to).
My wife has an iPhone Xs Max on a Telstra contract and so far the options seem to be:
esim - seems like a good idea but need to still pay for an additional plan and you have to actively switch between sims so that you cannot receive calls or texts from the other Sim when switched
Call forwarding - have another Sim set to call forward to personal number and then call back in private mode
New phone + contract or pre paid - not my preferred solution especially with a contract as if whatever reason job does not work out we are left with a phone under contract. Plus would need to be an iPhone and we have donated older iPhones to my in laws so no spares around.
Does anybody have any other options to help me avoid buying a new phone and/or contract? Ideally allowing for a fairly seamless use of two different numbers from one handset.
Before you ask Android is not an option (I have been trying for years) and not committed to Telstra if other better options.