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  1. #1
    noneof@yourbusiness.com
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    Hi, all.

    Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from, based
    on the phone number?

    For example, my number starts with area code 780 number 905-xxxx and
    that means I'm with Rogers.

    Is there a downloadable cross reference or a web site that will
    translate area code and prefix into carrier?



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  2. #2
    Bert Hyman
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    noneof@yourbusiness.com () wrote in
    news:bl6pq357jekd9n68ukr5a58n4b3o4gb0cq@4ax.com:

    > Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from,
    > based on the phone number?


    Maybe once upon a time, but now that people can keep their numbers
    when they change carriers, no.

    --
    Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@iphouse.com



  3. #3
    Dennis Ferguson
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    On 2008-02-08, noneof@yourbusiness.com <noneof@yourbusiness.com> wrote:
    > Hi, all.
    >
    > Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from, based
    > on the phone number?
    >
    > For example, my number starts with area code 780 number 905-xxxx and
    > that means I'm with Rogers.
    >
    > Is there a downloadable cross reference or a web site that will
    > translate area code and prefix into carrier?


    I like this site

    http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/telco

    though there are lots of others.

    Note that this only tells you the carrier which originally assigned
    the number, however. Individual numbers which have been ported to a
    different carrier reside in another database which I've not seen
    publically available anywhere.

    Dennis Ferguson



  4. #4
    noneof@yourbusiness.com
    Guest

    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    On Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:27:42 GMT, Dennis Ferguson
    <dcferguson@pacbell.net> wrote:

    >
    >I like this site
    >
    > http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/telco
    >
    >though there are lots of others.


    Thanks Dennis, that'll do the trick.



  5. #5
    noneof@yourbusiness.com
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    On 08 Feb 2008 18:26:28 GMT, Bert Hyman <bert@iphouse.com> wrote:

    >noneof@yourbusiness.com () wrote in
    >news:bl6pq357jekd9n68ukr5a58n4b3o4gb0cq@4ax.com:
    >
    >> Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from,
    >> based on the phone number?

    >
    >Maybe once upon a time, but now that people can keep their numbers
    >when they change carriers, no.


    OOPS, hadn't thought of that.



  6. #6
    Bert Hyman
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    noneof@yourbusiness.com () wrote in
    news:44cpq3de11pfno8nbdpdpulpl249mneim9@4ax.com:

    > On 08 Feb 2008 18:26:28 GMT, Bert Hyman <bert@iphouse.com> wrote:
    >
    >>noneof@yourbusiness.com () wrote in
    >>news:bl6pq357jekd9n68ukr5a58n4b3o4gb0cq@4ax.com:
    >>
    >>> Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from,
    >>> based on the phone number?

    >>
    >>Maybe once upon a time, but now that people can keep their numbers
    >>when they change carriers, no.

    >
    > OOPS, hadn't thought of that.


    It's still an interesting question.

    So long as it's been brought up, does anybody know if any carriers
    tried to get their prefixes to spell anything cute?

    The number on my oldest account starts out 612-AIR-Txxx, which was
    assigned to me by Air Touch, which was fronted by US West New Vector
    around here.

    Air Touch has morphed into Verizon Wireless, and US West is now Qwest.

    --
    Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@iphouse.com



  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    On 2008-02-08, Bert Hyman <bert@iphouse.com> wrote:

    >>>Maybe once upon a time, but now that people can keep their numbers
    >>>when they change carriers, no.

    >>
    >> OOPS, hadn't thought of that.

    >
    > It's still an interesting question.


    http://fonefinder.net will show you who the number was originally allocated
    to.



    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




  8. #8
    D. Stussy
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    "Dennis Ferguson" <dcferguson@pacbell.net> wrote in message
    news:slrnfqp7ou.4f.dcferguson@akit-ferguson.com...
    > On 2008-02-08, noneof@yourbusiness.com <noneof@yourbusiness.com> wrote:
    > > Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from, based
    > > on the phone number?

    >
    > I like this site
    >
    > http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/telco
    >
    > though there are lots of others.


    I use this one: http://www.localcallingguide.com/lca_prefix.php

    Note that in California, blocks of numbers are assigned to carriers per
    every 1,000, not every 10,000, - per the state's Public Utilities Commission
    order to try to reduce the number of area codes needed.

    California: 27 area codes, shooting for 30 soon!





  9. #9
    Larry
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    Re: How to tell which carrier based on three digit prefix

    noneof@yourbusiness.com wrote in news:bl6pq357jekd9n68ukr5a58n4b3o4gb0cq@
    4ax.com:

    > Is there an easy way to tell which carrier a cell phone is from, based
    > on the phone number?
    >
    > For example, my number starts with area code 780 number 905-xxxx and
    > that means I'm with Rogers.
    >
    > Is there a downloadable cross reference or a web site that will
    > translate area code and prefix into carrier?
    >


    Not any more. I have a Cellular One number that was on Verizon. I'm now
    an Alltel customer who took my number with me when I dumpe Verizon for
    Alltel years ago. So, with number portability allowing users to take their
    numbers to new carriers, you can't tell any more....




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