When was the last time you changed your phone number and why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by generalsmart, Nov 22, 2015.


When was the last time you changed your phone number?

  1. Before 2003

    34 vote(s)
  2. 2003-2007

    21 vote(s)
  3. 2008-2010

    12 vote(s)
  4. 2010-2013

    16 vote(s)
  5. 2014

    8 vote(s)
  6. 2015

    13 vote(s)
  1. generalsmart macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    When was the last time you changed your cell phone number and why? Do you still have one from your hometown, do you have one you got in college, or maybe from where you first job after college was, or did you change your number when you moved to a new city?
  2. generalsmart thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    Just recently had to change mine because I was late on a few bills, got disconnected, and number was not available when I finally paid my bills, so I was assigned new number!
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Had the same number for years and years. No need to change as I have not moved and if I not longer want to get a call, I block them.
  4. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
    I've had the same number since I got my first cell phone in 2000. Started at AT&T, ported it to Verizon, T-Mobile and eventually back to AT&T in 2010 when i got my first iPhone.
  5. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I changed my number back in 2013 due to Vodafone's poor service. I was a day late with paying bill. Usually they turn it back on as soon as you pay online. Well this time I waited 4 days for them to turn my phone back on and customer service kept saying it was nothing they could do and it was IT department issue.

    Well I couldn't wait anymore because I needed to make calls and all so I just winded up getting another number with another carrier. Vodafone did eventually turn the number back on after about 9 days. I got a call from Vodafone apologizing for the situation but I didn't want to hear anything about it. I closed my account with them and kissed them goodbye.

    I was sad to see that number because I had it for 11 years since my freshman year in high school back when I was rocking a Nokia 3310.
  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Got a company provided number around 2004 I believe. Still have that same number today. The hassle of changing my phone number from the perspective of needing other people to update my contact info just seems like a daunting task. Enough that I would pay extra to keep my current number.
  7. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    I have had the same number that I ported to google voice for 10 years. I do however get a new sim with a new number every month.
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I've had the same number since late 2000, so 15 years. I was one of the few college students at the time with a cell phone, because I was far away from home and because the campus phone srvice had these exhorbitant long distance rates.

    At the time Sprint was the first cell company with nationwide plans that included long distance, so it actually made sense to use them.

    After a few years, I ported out to various carriers and the number has stayed with me since.
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    ^^^This reason.


    Got our current numbers in 2004 when we got cell service back (same carrier). Odd thing was that Sprint seemed to have their wires crossed. The credited me the amount I owed them.

    I didn't have to pay a bill until six months after restarting service.

    It's been on since then so our numbers have been the same for the past 11 years. Just ported them to T-Mobile a month and a half ago in fact.

    Now, ask me how long my parents have had their landline number…well since 1981. :D
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I think around 2010 is when I changed my number because I kept getting unwanted calls (of course at the time there was no option to block calls on my phone), and being annoyed by it, I decided to change my number and they didn't charge me anything.
  11. coldsweat macrumors 6502


    Aug 18, 2009
    Grimsby, UK
    Had the same number for years & years, but 3 years ago when changing carrier (UK), the 'temporary' new contract number (before porting my old one over) was a really good one 07*** 200 200 so I thought it was worth keeping. Can't see me ever changing it now!
  12. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Began to get unwanted calls from who else.....OnStar service, and those satellite radio services. Dislike them a lot.
  13. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2015
    Lexington, KY
    So if you change your number, and remain with the same carrier, does your plan remain unchanged? I don't want to lose my unlimited data plan, but I'm also receiving way too many marketer calls.
  14. Pnr2020 macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2015
    Changed mine about 2 months ago because I was sick of cold callers. I was getting about 3 a day I would block them but they would ring from different number. So with my new number I never give it out to people I don't know and don't use it when filling out forms on line so far not one cold caller
  15. S.T.A.R., Nov 22, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015

    S.T.A.R. Suspended


    Jul 1, 2012
  16. Amelia Pond macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    Never. Still have the first number I got assigned for my first cell phone.
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    2009. My girlfriend at the time didn't like that my ex(es) could get a hold of me if she (they) wanted. Probably goes without saying that she was a little too clingy for my tastes. Seemed worth it at the time though.
  18. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    Verizon allows you to change your number online fairly easily. Number was too good to pass up.
  19. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
  20. I_am_a_loser macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2015
    Boston, MA
    Most recently? Just a month ago because I switched carriers and didn't care to port my existing VZW number over. Plus, I've had issues with women stalking me. You see, women develop very deep emotional attachments to me quite quickly. It's a blessing and a curse as you can imagine. Why wasn't I born rich instead of good looking?
  21. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I was between the US and Canada for a while for school, my US number changed pretty regularly as I never wanted to pay to keep it between visits home and was gone for too long in-between visits to be able to keep the prepaid number without putting some money on the account. So I got my current number in early 2014 when I was back visiting the US, and that time I moved back permanently before the account expired. I'll probably stick with this number until I move out of the country again and have to change it.
  22. ocabj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2009
    1999 because at the time, my number was at a cell switch station that was not local, but instead was local toll call to my city. So I changed numbers within the same area code that was still local toll free to my city. Now, this issue is moot due to nationwide toll free calls with cells.
  23. peckerhead macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2009
    I've still got the same number that I got on my first Ericsson phone back in 2000. It's been ported to just about every major carrier here in the UK at some point.

    Unlike landlines in the UK, mobile (cell) phone numbers aren't area code specific so it doesn't relate to any particular town or city.
  24. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    Have had my number since 1997. Got it with powertel which became voice stream which became t mobile.
  25. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Switched jobs and company phone and number went with old job... New one came with new job.

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