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Old 08-22-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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I routinely get wrong number on my cell phone, often from legitimate businesses, and even medical practices.

Finially figured it out, when people are at work using "landline" phones they use the same dialing practices they use on their cell phone

The end result is that they dial XXX-YYY-ZZZZ to call someone in area code XXX, but fail to dial the "1" first.

My cell phone is in area code AAA, but my 7 digit phone number matches the XXX-YYY-Z portion of the 10 digit number they were calling, and without the "1" prefix, it goes to my phone.
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