Vanity phone number

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'd like my new iPhone to have a phone number with particular digits in it. I'll pick a local area code and try to get a certain 4-digit number within any Verizon-owned prefix.

    I'm switching from AT&T to Verizon but I'm going to start it as new service, not a port of my current number. My current number has no mathematical pattern so I don't like it.

    How helpful will Verizon be in letting me try to get a certain sequence of digits?
     
  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    @DocQ, Google Voice lets you pick number patterns. If Verizon didn't let you pick any numbers, you could still do phone call redirect through Google Voice right to your iPhone.
     
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  5. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Good point. That's a backup plan.
     
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    you shouldnt have a problem finding a rep to do that for you as long as you only have a couple of combos to look for. but good luck getting it tho, especially if it's not a unique idea.

    i simply went for the easiest number possible and ended up with XXX-1900.

    unfortunately, businesses also like simple and/or memorable number combinations, so expect a lot of wrong number calls. after the first 3 days, i found out my number is only one digit off from the Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre. :facepalm:
     
  7. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    Yea I have a "hundred" number too and people have called asking about getting into their school of business and various other things. It's such an easy number though that I think it's worth it. The best thing is I was given this number automatically without asking for a decent number. Couldn't be happier :)
     
  8. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't call it necessarily easy, but my work's number is one number off from a competitor. Worse, it's 773 vs 776 - so it's also easy to mistakenly dial.

    And we've similar names, so I've had people ask for something we don't offer, or offer under a different name.

    Also get people showing up to pick up and we'll be "You're smoking crack, we've not had a call all day!" when they insist we were who they called.
     
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    Jenny? Is that you?
     
  10. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    I had a friend that was a womanizer in college. He had the number 300 SCAM for ten years until he got married and his wife made him change it.
     
  11. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Some telephone service providers have that on a banned list, from what I recall.
     
  12. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    In addition to being boring, the phone number AT&T gave me had two problems:

    1. It was one digit off from a car dealership.

    2. It used to belong to a guy with unpaid depts. I got a lot of calls from collection agencies until they figured out they were harassing the wrong guy.

    If you like phone numbers that spell out words, avoid the digits 0 and 1. And check out the PhoneSpell website.
     
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    This is Q we're talking about. Most the sequences he will think of would make most people's head explode.

    Just sayin'
     
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    That's not true at all. I just want my phone number to be (480) 752-6976, as any normal person would, because it's the only valid phone number in the U.S. that's also a Fibonacci number! (It's the 48th Fibonacci number, if you must know.)

    (113) 490-3170 and (183) 631-1903 and (297) 121-5073 and (777) 874-2049 are also Fibonnacci numbers, but they don't have valid area codes. That's too bad, since 777 is also QQQ on the phone pad.

    Oh no, you tempted me into going off-topic!
     
  15. Eric374 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't be a bit surprised that it's a banned number, everyone would be calling it asking for Jenny. It would be fun to have because I'd come back with my best Forrest Gump voice saying, "I love you Jenny, I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is...":eek:
     
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    (107) 374-1824 Birmingham area code

    (214) 748-3648 Dallas area code

    (429) 496-7296 Unassigned area code

    (858) 993-4592 San Diego area code


    See if Google Voice has any of these for ya... Good luck!
     
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    Head explodes.
     
  18. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I love my number, super easy to remember.

    x33-3xxx
     
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    bazinga?
     
  20. Gordon Gekko macrumors regular

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    How about 666-6666. Definitely will give call recipients pause before answering.
     
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    People apparently have the 867-5309 number, some people even try to sell it on eBay.

    Personally I love the number I've got, it has all 10 digits! (mixed up of course, but the last 4 are 6789)

    I got it randomly too, when I got my number at Verizon in like '03 or '04 the lady was like, "how about xxx" and after thinking for second I was like, "damn! that has all 10 digits!"
     
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    You can apparently pay Verizon a $15 service fee to change phone numbers. So even if you can't pick what number you get assigned, if you are desperate enough you could keep paying them money until you get one you like!
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I just ran my number through a number to word generator and my home phone's last 4 letters are the first 4 letters of my 5 letter name. So now I can give my number out as 896-name. :D
     
  24. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    the last 4 of my number is 1411 which I like. I have an out of town area code also since I moved and don't want to lose my number.
     
  25. ElZeus macrumors regular

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    Any word on Verizon being helpful with choosing a vanity number? I have the number "HAM-TEAM"
     

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