Multiple Devices on One Extension ?

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Can you put two ip phones on one extension? Such as one ip phone for the office and one for a home office ? 

Dont want to use shared lines due to voicemail etc 
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They each would be a full user line but you can make an extension ring on multiple desk phones via Call Handling & Forwarding.  You just wouldn't publish the number of the home office phone.  I still wish there was a way to set a number to not show in company directory.
can you shed more details on this setup - I have one CIsco SPG508 at office and want to have another SPG508 at home.
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Ask about "Hot Desking" service.  Only one phone will be "active" at a time, you have to log in/out of the phone, but it's quite easy.  all functions are retained by both phones.  Only charges are the phone itself and any Fed/local fees.  May be dependent on plan type.
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If you're on a plan that does hot desking, that would work.  Basically in the scenario I described, you add a second full line and desk phone to the user's account and just don't publish that second number.  Then in Call Handling & Forwarding, you set it such that calls to the extension or full number ring simultaneously on both phones.  Here I have set it up as sequential dialing but put both desk phones (and numbers) in a ring group item.  Note that you will be paying for 2 users in the plan for 1 actual user.  The other option, of course, is to use the desktop and/or smartphone apps at the home office instead of a desk phone.

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Full line not required for hot desking.  No need for call handling.  Just sign in and out of the phones to have all features follow the logged in "active" phone.  Same number for both - same voicemail, presence , etc.  Only one user required. Only costs are the phone and Fed/local fees.

Or am I misunderstanding and you are giving option for someone whose plan does not allow the "Hot Desk" feature?
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Yes, hot desking is the answer IF you have it as a feature at your service level.  My company currently does not have acccess to hot desking, so for the 5 or so users who need home and office phones, we are paying for 2 full users for each and using the steps I provided.