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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anthony T, Jul 6, 2009.
If I want a phone number with the first 3 digits being 3 specific numbers I want, is it possible?
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no, not that I know off...
You can ask, they may or may not let you, but still ask.
I work for Verizon, but it is the same for all the companies. Your cell phone company owns a specific group of cell phone numbers. You can pick the area/zip code, and they will tell you all the numbers that are available. You can pick the first three of the number if they have it available, but the last four of your phone number is always random. Also we charge $15 as a number change fee but we waive it for reloaction (moving) or "harassing" calls. Tell them that's why you need you number changed to get it done for free.
Working in the operations side of the house for many years one thing has bothered me about that. Once we started allowing local number portability how the hell did you guys keep up with all your numbers
Used to work for Verizon Business Well they do still pay me but just no longer work for them.
For AT&T, my friend works there, and he gave me a custom number.
I chose the last 4 digits, he gave me the first three.
My number is ###-JRAM
When I wanted to change my phone number last year, I was given 3-4 choices and I picked the best one. I don't see why they shouldn't let you.
The way we keep track of our numbers is there is an MDN (Mobile Directory Number); which is your regular phone number that is ported. Then there is an MIN (Mobile Identification Number) which is assigned by the carrier which is usually different than the MDN if the number is ported from an outside company. Or if it is our number to begin with then the MDN and MIN are usually the same. Bascially the MIN is what we use to tag our own numbers. The customer isn't usually informed of this number unless manual phone programming is needed.
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My friend works at At&t and he let me look through the entire number database and pick the number closest to what I wanted. I have a pretty easy number.
I was sorta able to choose all ten numbers.
It ended up that I preferred the main 7 main numbers over having a certain area code and sorta the 7 main numbers I wanted.
They (AT&T) had a number of choices available, probably spent 10mins going thru them.
This was about 2 years ago though.
jmann, you work for verizon, but have a 3GS?
I'll just assume you haven't heard of the new CDMA version Apple released this morning....
"Soon to be" It is still currently a 3G. I think I'm actually going to pass on the "S" though. and wait for next year. My current iPhone is unlocked on T-Mobile so I'm fine for now.
sounds like ur a great loyal verizon Employee.
sure you can. I was able to select the number I have within the range of numbers that AT&T owned. Depending on your salesman and what's available the process may take a little time, I had a difficulty finding a number with the number I thought would be easy to remember but in the end I found one and the salesman was very patient and helpful.