How do telephone numbers work when you buy a new iPhone? For instance... 1.) Will I be given a cell # when I buy the phone? 2.) Can I request what cell # I want? (For example, I am out of state on a family emergency, but I want a tele # that is my area code and exchange back home, but I won't be going home for a long time.) 3.) Currently I use VOIP, so is there a way to take one of my VOIP tele #'s (called DIDs) and map that to my new iPhone? 4.) How is your cell # related to the SIM card? I have become spoiled using VOIP, because I have so much more flexibility than you'd ever have with a landline of the major telecom providers. Even though I live in Texas, I can buy a tele # for Maine in a matter of seconds, and in a few minutes have a "local" Maine telephone # even though I might be physically in North Dakota and still living in Texas. I am trying to figure if I can maintain that flexibility when I get an iPhone. Oh, by the way, I will either use Cricket or AT&T as my provider so I can use the iPhone to send adn receive text messages for my mobile-friendly website development business that I am starting. Thanks!