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Old 08-31-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Default Why would previous owner of my new cellphone number keep calling me?

I'm trying to figure out his reasoning. For awhile I got a lot of calls for him. I found out his name from a doctors office that called to remind him of an appointment. I told them it wasn't his number anymore...I wonder if he found this out and it made him angry? Like maybe he was trying to skip out on some medical bills from them? You see a couple of times now he has called my cellphone which was his old ph#. I know it was him because I looked up the # he called from online and it came up with his name. Why would he call his old number months after it became my number? Is he thinking he can get into my voicemail messages to check for any for him? Is he trying to find out who has his number and why would it matter who had his old number anyway?

Have to say the first month I had this number I got an awful lot of what sounded like booty call messages from different women. One of them got mad when I answered too. Why would anyone call their old phone number? I'm sure someone has my old number by now and I don't see the point in calling to find out who has it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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If I were you, I'd demand a new phone number.

I had the same problem with the new house number, except it was calls from child services, an attorney, banks, and strange people at strange hours.

After a month of weird calls, I demanded and received a new number.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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I've quit receiving any calls for the previous owner in the past month. I'm just concerned why the guy that had what is now my phone# keeps calling me. I mean what's his point? Changing my number seems like a stupid idea...costs money to do that and my cell provider's customer service is in another country. So its had to deal with them since customer service doesn't speak English very well. It was a nightmare getting service even started.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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Can you put his incoming number into your contact list, and assign it a 'no-ring' ring tone. So he would just go you your VoiceMail. My phone has that function.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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I'm just concerned why the guy that had what is now my phone# keeps calling me. I mean what's his point?
Since he's the only one who can answer your question, why didn't you ask him when he called?


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Changing my number seems like a stupid idea...costs money to do that and my cell provider's customer service is in another country.
That's too bad - my provider changed the number without charge. You neglected to mention your provider was in a different country!

flyonpa - that's a great idea!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Since he's the only one who can answer your question, why didn't you ask him when he called?
I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number so I have never actually talked to the previous phone owner. I just see where I get missed calls from his # over and over. I was also being harassed by a psycho I met through Craigslist and since that person travels to different states throughout the week to work I figured it was them calling to harass me some more. He left no voicemail other than a hang-up sound. lol But I googled that ph# and it came up as him!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Can you put his incoming number into your contact list, and assign it a 'no-ring' ring tone. So he would just go you your VoiceMail. My phone has that function.
My ph doesn't have that capability. Its not a fancy phone.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number so I have never actually talked to the previous phone owner. I just see where I get missed calls from his # over and over. I was also being harassed by a psycho I met through Craigslist and since that person travels to different states throughout the week to work I figured it was them calling to harass me some more. He left no voicemail other than a hang-up sound. lol But I googled that ph# and it came up as him!
He probably wants the # back. With the way people dump phone #'s so often(i.e.: pay-as-you-go phones), he's probably going to keep trying the number in the hope that he'll one day hear:"This # is not in service".
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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He probably wants the # back. With the way people dump phone #'s so often(i.e.: pay-as-you-go phones), he's probably going to keep trying the number in the hope that he'll one day hear:"This # is not in service".
Never thought of that! Well he shouldn't have dumped his phone# because its the cheapest cell service you can get for unlimited minutes.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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You might want to check if your plan or phone allows you to block an incoming number. Not just turn the ringer off, but actually block the call from ever coming through... it goes straight to some pre-recorded message and hangs up so you don't ever have to deal with it.
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