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Old 01-27-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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I'm looking to get a new phone number, however every carrier that I have talked to (including my own) won't let me choose my digits. I don't want to choose all the digits, just the last four digits.
Does anyone have experience with this or could point me in the right direction?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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In this modern day and age, the cellular provider will have a list of available #'s that you can choose but no guarantee the last 4 digit combination will be on that list.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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You can try using Google Voice. Depending on area code it usually gives you a pretty good list to chose from. Establish the number on Google Voice and then port it into your carrier....
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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When I got my first cellphone, T-Mobile let me pick the last four digits.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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You can try using Google Voice. Depending on area code it usually gives you a pretty good list to chose from. Establish the number on Google Voice and then port it into your carrier....
Yeah I tried that, my choice of last four digits is not available.

I think I may have stumbled on to something. My landline carrier and ATT gives a list of numbers, I guess if I go down to the store in person, I can finagle some time to get the number.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Phone number update:

My cable carrier (Cox) originally said they could not change the number. I called again to get another operator (phone tech). He tried to look for the digits in the database of available numbers, took a couple of minutes, end result was a big NO.

So, I then went straight to the landline carrier, CenturyLink (formerly Embarq/Sprint). Went inside the store and they looked it up and within 5 minutes, found the digits I wanted. I must say, I called another office that CenturyLink had and they had given me the runaround of yes, but no, maybe, waiting 2 days last week (over the phone). But this time I went to the store physically and got the number!

I guess, if want that number for my cell phone, i could port it? (landline to cell phone) ?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Curious why you want to choose the digits? If it is for business purposes, I can understand. If not, then what for?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Curious why you want to choose the digits? If it is for business purposes, I can understand. If not, then what for?
Yes for business. Something easy to remember.

We all remember 1-800-FLOWERS right?

3000-TOM, 866-GOOD etc..
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I'm looking to get a new phone number, however every carrier that I have talked to (including my own) won't let me choose my digits. I don't want to choose all the digits, just the last four digits.
Does anyone have experience with this or could point me in the right direction?
I did with Google Voice. Area code and exchange were given but the last four I was able to choose... the same as my street number.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Yes for business. Something easy to remember.

We all remember 1-800-FLOWERS right?

3000-TOM, 866-GOOD etc..
Do you tell them it is for a business phone? I know that "easy" numbers, those that are simple and/or easy to remember (usually used by businesses) are considered premium numbers.

However, if you find something on Google Voice, you can port your number from Google Voice for a fee of $3 (the fee is waived if you ported your number to Google Voice).
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