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  1. #1
    prc2u1
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    can you use the first three numbers (after area code) to determine what
    cellular company the number is on? I want to find out what companies people
    are using just by having their cellular number.





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  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: What company by phone number

    At 01 Jun 2007 09:42:14 -0500 prc2u1 wrote:
    > can you use the first three numbers (after area code) to determine what
    > cellular company the number is on? I want to find out what companies

    people
    > are using just by having their cellular number.


    Yes and no. In the US we have "local number portability" that allows
    customers to bring their number with them when they change services. You
    can find out what carrier originally issued a number by the prefix, but
    not necessarily who has it now. My T-Mobile number, for example, was
    originally a Southwestern Bell (now AT&T) landline.






  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: What company by phone number

    On 2007-06-01, Todd Allcock <elecconnec@AmericaOnLine.com> wrote:

    > Yes and no. In the US we have "local number portability" that allows
    > customers to bring their number with them when they change services. You
    > can find out what carrier originally issued a number by the prefix, but
    > not necessarily who has it now. My T-Mobile number, for example, was
    > originally a Southwestern Bell (now AT&T) landline.


    My T-Mo number is in a block allocated to Verizon Wireless and I moved it
    to Sprint before moving it to T-Mo.




  4. #4
    Larry
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    Re: What company by phone number

    "prc2u1" <prc2u1@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
    news:euW7i.7124$C96.442@newssvr23.news.prodigy.net:

    > can you use the first three numbers (after area code) to determine
    > what cellular company the number is on? I want to find out what
    > companies people are using just by having their cellular number.
    >
    >
    >


    No, because of number portability. I have the same number I had when I
    bought the 3rd cellular phone account ever sold in Charleston, SC. I
    took the number with me when I finally got fed up with first GTE Useless
    then Verizon. My Cellular One of Charleston number is on Alltel, now, so
    its block is split and useless for your purposes.

    I'm glad it's that way....so I don't become a target for the spammers
    trying to get to the Verizon customers....as I suspect SBC Global wants,
    right?...(c;

    Larry
    --
    Warning - South Carolina's sales tax went up ANOTHER 1% today,
    so that rich people with big houses could get reduced taxes.



  5. #5
    borje@hotmail.com
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    Re: What company by phone number

    On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 09:42:14 -0500, "prc2u1" <prc2u1@sbcglobal.net>
    wrote:
    >can you use the first three numbers (after area code) to determine what
    >cellular company the number is on? I want to find out what companies people
    >are using just by having their cellular number.


    In some countries you can, but since many European countries have
    introduced number porting, it's getting more and more complicated.




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