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Old 06-09-2012, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Talk about a bad cellphone number.

The moment Junior Alexander Guy activated his very first cell phone, calls started rolling in.

He was threatened, harassed and accused of murder at all hours of the day and night, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

George Zimmerman's Old Cell Phone Number Given To Junior Guy In Orlando; Death Threats Begin
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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While this was an "oops" by T-Mobile, the man affected is suing for damages. Unbelievable!

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Regardless of who had the number before, recycling any number in such a short time frame is absurd. Are they (T-mobile) that limited in the numbers in their pool?
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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As a general rule, mobile #'s are recycled in 30 - 60 days. We don't know how long ago Zimmerman changed it. Don't assume the mobile # was recycled sooner than that. There is a cost associated with obtaining phone #'s for the phone company. They recycle mobile #'s for a reason.

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Old 06-11-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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As a general rule, mobile #'s are recycled in 30 - 60 days. We don't know how long ago Zimmerman changed it. Don't assume the mobile # was recycled sooner than that. There is a cost associated with obtaining phone #'s for the phone company. They recycle mobile #'s for a reason.

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Probably small, and they will get numbers in blocks of 10,000 (a 3 digit exchange). Numbers are obtained from the North American Numbering Plan Administration, which charges only administration fees.

A number that belongs to someone else just last month what a pain in the butt, unless they are a hawt chick and are texting me nekid pictures
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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A number that belongs to someone else just last month
There is no indication in the original article what date George Zimmerman changed his mobile # or when the unlucky recipient of the recycled # was assigned the number. The shooting occurred more than 2 months ago.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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As a general rule, mobile #'s are recycled in 30 - 60 days.
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There is no indication in the original article what date George Zimmerman changed his mobile # or when the unlucky recipient of the recycled # was assigned the number. The shooting occurred more than 2 months ago.
That was in reference to your 30 - 60 day comment, not zimmerman's specific.

I don't want any number that may have belonged to anyone else on May 12th.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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At least T-Mobile had the foresight this time around to retire that number.
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