Advantage of new number vs. porting?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by troop231, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    So I think I'm going to get a new ATT number for the iPhone 4 because I'm sick of being called by random numbers I don't know from over the years. Would a new number avoid this altogether? Or would it have been previously used by someone else in the past. Thanks!
     
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  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Because a new number wouldn't have been given out to anyone yet.
     
  4. stisdal macrumors 6502

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    I would go for the new number. Last time I did I got way fewer misdialed calls. I guess my old number was a digit off from someone else who didn't pay their bills :rolleyes:
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's not necessarily true.
     
  6. dave006 Contributor

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    Sure it could be a number that was just put back in the availalble pool and just as likely to get random calls based on the number pattern.

    Why not split the difference and get a temp number and then you have 30 days to try the service before you need to port your number from your other carrier.

    Dave
     
  7. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    How do I get a temp number with the iPhone 4 on launch day though? Thanks.
     
  8. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Finally loose all those pesky tag-alongs and exes the keep hounding you? :p

    When you buy the phone they will assign a number. Later, you can port your number over. Pretty simple, I did it.

    edit: The only thing temp about it is you have 30 days to cancel and return the whole thing.
     

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