Choose your own number

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  1. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    anyone know if it is possible to choose your own number on o2 when you buy your iPhone?

    basically i want the number 07*27284684

    where the * is any number from 0-9

    i know the following

    070 - is unused and owned by Call Telecom LTD
    071 - is unused and unowned
    072 - is unused and unowned
    073 - is unused and unowned
    074 - is unused and unowned
    075 - is in use on orange UK
    076 - is unused and unowned
    077 - is not in use and owned by 3 (Hutchinson)
    078 - is in use on Vodaphone
    079 - is in use on o2 paygo but has never been activated/topped up etc

    if you can choose your own number and anyone works for o2 or can get me the number i will pay, just PM me

    any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Firstly, o2 are only going to be able to give you a number that they have been assigned, they can't give you other peoples numbers, so you need to find someone/a company that owns the number you want and get them to release it to O2 (very unlikely), and the number that they have has been assigned to a SIM card already.

    Secondly, at least some of the info you have is wrong. My 078* number was given to me by Orange, not Vodafone. EDIT: On second inspection, it seems that you mean that the particular 078 number is Vodafone, not all 078 numbers.
     
  3. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Also, what's the significance of that number?
     
  4. johnnyi macrumors regular

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    That table its totally wrong just to tell you my number is 07845****** and it was given by 02 and on your table it says vodaphone.02 will give you a number you do'nt tell them what number you want lol:p
     
  5. brisweeney macrumors regular

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    the first 3 digits of a number are the operator number, they are linked to the operator, well its changed now due to number porting. you can not change them. you can however pick your own number alot of the time,vodafone call them gold numbers. im presuming that this is the same in the uk as it is here in ireland.

    ring your service provider and tell them you want to choose a number, if its available you should be able to get it, dunno if they charge you tho
     
  6. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i checked with http://mnnc.net/
     
  7. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i was saying the number 07827284684 is owned by o2 not all 078 are o2
     
  8. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i spoke to 3 (hutchinson)/virgin and they said you cant choose your own number

    orange/vodaphone said i need to take out a contract first and then they'll check

    o2/tmobile - i have up after being put on hold for so long.. more than 45minz
     
  10. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it is my name

    and no im not getting it through ohmac anymore - he sent me a refund
     
  11. brisweeney macrumors regular

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    they do let you choose, its extra work for them, and they usually only do it for business customers,but if you can be persuasive they should do it. try putting the request in writing to them.

    ive had loads of chosen numbers, xxx7007 007, xxx3335333, xxx3335000.

    the xxx refers to the network it was on, which i dont want to publish! :p
     
  12. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay thank you!
     
  13. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    its a phone number!?

    most networks will chage you more if you want a specific number if it is availiable!
     

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