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Old 02-19-2019, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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My old env3 phone shows a missed call from 2 days ago. However, I have not had service on that phone in 3-1/2 years. I keep it around to use as an alarm clock. I clicked on it to check the time a little while ago, and that's when I discovered the "missed call". I last used it as an alarm 3 days ago.

How is this possible?
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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Agree really weird. Thoughts
- Was there a caller ID left with the missed call?
- Old cell phones, unless several plus years old, should only work to make calls to 911. Wondering if the 911 call center got their wires mixed up and their call back to whoever called them got routed to you instead of who it was intended, but only a guess.
- Was there a SIM card included with the phone that has your previous phone number on it. If your phone has a SIM card, there is either separate slot for it or it is around the battery (do not remove unless you know what you are doing). Wondering if some mix up when the carrier assigned the phone number to someone else. You can also go into the phone's Settings, and some submenu item one or two levels down says About Phone or My Phone Number. The carrier may in activating the phone number for someone else now may in their computer system pointed it also to your phone's ESN (electronic serial number). Did your old phone have service with a specific carrier i.e. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, or TMobile or was it a prepaid one that uses a mix of carriers such as a Tracfone?
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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There was only the number from which they called. I put the number in my current phone, and no known contact came up.

I still have the same carrier (Verizon) and phone number that I've always had. I haven't touched anything in the phone for years -- simply use it as an alarm and nothing else.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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There was only the number from which they called. I put the number in my current phone, and no known contact came up.

I still have the same carrier (Verizon) and phone number that I've always had. I haven't touched anything in the phone for years -- simply use it as an alarm and nothing else.

To be sure understanding, did they transfer the same phone number from your old phone to your new phone three and half years ago? If yes, sounds like an ESN mix up in their computer (maybe only temporarily). And if yes, since the call on your old cell phone, have you received incoming calls on your current active Verizon cell phone?
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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You don’t know a Brian Douglas do you?

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Did you do a reset on your old phone when you replaced it? If you did, it should be just like it came from the factory with none of your information in it, including your phone number.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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To be sure understanding, did they transfer the same phone number from your old phone to your new phone three and half years ago? If yes, sounds like an ESN mix up in their computer (maybe only temporarily). And if yes, since the call on your old cell phone, have you received incoming calls on your current active Verizon cell phone?
Yes, I've had this same number for 7 or 8 years... and it was transferred to my current phone when I purchased it well over 3 yrs ago (after that long, I'm sure I've had hundreds and hundreds of calls.)
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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You don’t know a Brian Douglas do you?
Brian Douglas? Do I sense a joke here?

I even considered if this was some sort of sign in my current what-am-i-going-to-change-in-my-life phase. Alas, googling the number left me without guidance, lol.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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Yes, I've had this same number for 7 or 8 years... and it was transferred to my current phone when I purchased it well over 3 yrs ago (after that long, I'm sure I've had hundreds and hundreds of calls.)
Since the missed call two days ago on your old cell phone, have you had any incoming calls on your current phone?
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Since the missed call two days ago on your old cell phone, have you had any incoming calls on your current phone?
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Yes, it's still receiving calls and texts as normal.
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