How Long Have You Had Your Current Phone Number?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SFStateStudent, Jun 19, 2008.

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How Long Have You Had Your Current Phone Number

  1. Under 12 months

    13 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. 1 - 2 years

    15 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. 3 - 4 years

    46 vote(s)
    24.9%
  4. 5 - 6 years

    37 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. 7 - 8 years

    31 vote(s)
    16.8%
  6. 9 -10 years

    15 vote(s)
    8.1%
  7. 10+ years

    28 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #1
    Just throwing this out there, b/c people are constantly getting new numbers. I've had the same number since 1993 when Cellular One was around, ported to Sprint, then ported to AT&T/Cingular (over 15 years with all three companies) and I'm wondering about the rest of you.
     
  2. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

    thebassoonist

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    Davis, CA
    #2
    I had T-Mobile for two years and then switched to AT&T. Been with them for 3 years.
     
  3. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    North Carolina, US
    #3
    I was trying to think back, and I can't remember if I got my current number before or after I got to college. I know I had a cell phone in high school with Alltel, but changed to Sprint either my senior year of high school or my freshman year of college.

    Either way, that puts me having my current Sprint phone number for 6-7 years. It's an easy number to remember so I'm reluctant to get rid of it, but at the same time there aren't that many people I talk to on the phone so it wouldn't be a big hassle to get my new number to those people, and a fresh new phone on a new carrier would be complete with a fresh new number... (plus I'm not looking forward to spending $175 or whatever it is for the early termination fee)
     
  4. Fontenette Yo! macrumors regular

    Fontenette Yo!

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    San Antonio, TX
  5. djransom macrumors 68040

    djransom

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    Location:
    Chi-Town
    #5
    I've had my number since 03 and started with Nextel.
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Republic of Ukistan
  7. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Location:
    New HAMpshire
    #7
    2 weeks and 5 days!!!

    I must get the award for the shortest time period...I have never had my own cell phone until now.

    (Used my wife's phone when I needed one and here in the NH mountains they don't even work too well anyway.)

    Sure wish I could get an iPhone!!!
     
  8. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    New York.
    #8
    Had T-Mobile (1 year?), went to Sprint(i860 then i870, 2 years?) and changed numbers and now I have AT&T and a new number since June 29, 2007
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    #9
    4 years with O2 but i haven't ported ever. I'm well taken care of by O2. Go figure
     
  10. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Upstate NY
    #10
    A little over 10 years. Been around since the Cellular One days as well. My number is waaay too easy, so I'll never give it up! :D
     
  11. angel1286 macrumors member

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    Brooklyn, NY
    #11
    joined att (then cingular) 6 years ago....have had the same number since
     
  12. Kupe macrumors member

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  13. citron230 macrumors 6502a

    citron230

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    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #13
    I have had this same account with AT&T since 1999. PacBell Wireless to Cingular to AT&T. I moved in 2003 and changed my phone number since it was a different area code. When I moved back to San Diego a year and a half later I went back to 619 A/C. I would have selected the 9-10 had the poll regarded account and not phone number.
     
  14. SFStateStudent thread starter macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    San Francisco California, USA
    #14
    Thanks for your comments; reminded me that I was with Cingular before AT&T took control. :cool:
     
  15. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    Location:
    SFV
    #15
    Totally by accident I got a great, easy-to-remember number when I got my first cell phone with Verizon about 4 years ago, so I plan on keeping it as long as I can.
     
  16. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    #16
    Since 05 I think. I hope switching from Verizon to an iPhone 3G will go smoothly.
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    Location:
    UK
    #17
    same, but it was 5 years ago for me...
    theres only 4 different numbers in mine, and the first 2 are the standard "07" for UK mobile phone numbers
     
  18. macduke macrumors 604

    macduke

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    Location:
    Central U.S.
    #18
    Had a clunky Nokia for 2 years in high school into the start of college. Then in Feb 2004 I signed my first contract with Cingular and got the Motorola v400, which was killer back then. Then got the Rokr E1, which was my pretend iPhone. Then they switched to AT&T, got the iPhone 8gb, and now about to get the iPhone 3g 16gb black. So I've had the same phone number for about 4 1/2 years.
     
  19. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    UK
    #19
    Since my very first mobile - the Motorola Graphite :D

    [​IMG]

    The picture really doesn't do the size justice :D
     
  20. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Location:
    North Carolina
    #20
    I assume you mean mobile number -- mine's been the same since my first mobile phone -- a Handspring Visorphone, precursor to the Treo, which I think came out in 2000. My land line has been the same since I moved to North Carolina in 1994.
     
  21. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #21
    I switch my number every couple years to evade stalkers. :p My current number has my name in it, so I might keep it for a while.
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    Colorado
  23. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Location:
    London
    #23
    I've had my number ever since I thought this was the sexiest phone ever made (8 years)

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #24
    I've had my number ever since I moved back to Toronto (8 years). I kept it because I've come up with a fairly quick mnemonic way of giving out my number, which is handy when you bump into old friends on the street. That and I don't want to remember yet another number... I'm still getting used to my Condo's number (3 yrs). :eek:
     
  25. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

    Loonytik

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    #25
    I think alot of people switch their numbers when they are younger because you dont have a ton of contacts that have your information.

    As you get older your contact list grows and the importance of having a stable number grows with it, especially in a business setting.
     

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