Need more than one cell phone



We have been using a Government phone for years. Our pet peeve has always been the inability to communicate with each other when separated. Like at the grocery store and forgetting what I’m there for.


Now I’ve read that the FCC has changed it to more than one [specific guidelines] but the more I read the less I understand. I would like to activate an old Virgin Mobile, mainly because it has a camera and LifeLine would just send a new sim card.
Anyone have a working knowledge of how to go about this? All locations we need to go to is a minimum of 15 miles away or for an emergency having the phone handy would be a good idea. Before I call TrackFone I thought I would do a little brain picking here. (yes, that’s a joke)