Apple store and Gates Foundation have same number

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Saw this over at Slashdot.

    Call the Apple Store, get Bill and Melinda Gates

    From the /. post

    Anyone out in that neck of the woods willing to see if this is true ?

    It'd be quite funny and ironic if it was the case :)
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Re: Apple store and Gates Foundation have same number

    Well, if its true now it probably won't be soon. That is pretty damn funny though ;)

    D
     
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    mrjamin

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    /me chuckles to himself.
     
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    tazo

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    It's true :)

    I just tried dialing it :)

    dial 709-3100, you get Billy's number
    dial 425-709-3100, you get Stevie :)
     
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    wdlove

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    Here in Boston we are required to dial all 10 numbers, even if you are dialing our next foor neighbor! This occured because Massachusetts mismanaged the selling of phone numbers. I'm sure that the Gates foundation isn't laughing! :p
     
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    GeneR

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    I would give Apple the credit...

    I doubt Apple would just "happen" to have the same number as the Bill Gates Foundation. There's a lot of planning they must have to do to find the right location, etc. for each Apple store. (Or so I believe! :D) And I would be surprised if some prankster at Apple didn't come up with this idea.

    :D It makes for a good joke though doesn't it?
     
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    janey

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    hehe lmao :D
    yup, that's true all right they have somewhat identical numbers :p
     
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    ibookin'

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    Since I have unlimited Night and Weekend Minutes on my cell phone AND free long distance, I just tried it from here in L.A. and it is indeed true.

    Quite funny when you think about it, actually.
     
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    applemacdude

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    apple should fix this...dont want to get messed up with the wrong people...
     
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    voicegy

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    The Gates Foundation obviously needs to change their number...that's the only solution.:D
     
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    wdlove

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    I would think tha if the Gates had the number first they should be allowed to keep the number. Afterall they are a nonprofit doing humanitarian work. Maybe the phone company would work with the Apple Store because of the problem!
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Wow, that really sucks. Remind me not to move to Mass. Doesn't it kinda piss you off that you have to do that every call you make?
     

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