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  1. #1
    Q
    Guest
    Hi, An annoying problem this.

    Two weeks ago I bought a Nokia 5146 from a car-boot sale, complete with
    Orange PAYT SIM. The phone seems to be working ok, as I can dial Orange
    Customer Service from it and chat without a problem. Great so-far.

    I do not know the telephone number of the phone. The phone has no credit on
    it, so I am unable to make a call to my landline, to do 1471.

    I have spoken with Orange, and they will not tell me the number of the phone
    unless I can give the the secutity details that the original owner gave when
    they first registred it, and I think that is fair enough. I have no way of
    contacting the original owner now.

    I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know the
    number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this one is
    live.

    Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I have a
    Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not accept
    that code.

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Jim





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  2. #2
    Dablyz
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    news:40cffd57$0$25324$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > Hi, An annoying problem this.
    >
    > Two weeks ago I bought a Nokia 5146 from a car-boot sale, complete with
    > Orange PAYT SIM. The phone seems to be working ok, as I can dial Orange
    > Customer Service from it and chat without a problem. Great so-far.
    >
    > I do not know the telephone number of the phone. The phone has no credit

    on
    > it, so I am unable to make a call to my landline, to do 1471.
    >
    > I have spoken with Orange, and they will not tell me the number of the

    phone
    > unless I can give the the secutity details that the original owner gave

    when
    > they first registred it, and I think that is fair enough. I have no way

    of
    > contacting the original owner now.
    >
    > I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know the
    > number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this one is
    > live.
    >
    > Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I have a
    > Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not

    accept
    > that code.
    >
    > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >


    Try calling '450' from the phone. If im right, this is the orange topup
    line, and - if its like O2, it should recite the number back to you and ask
    you if you want to top it up, and theres yer number!
    Let us know if it doesnt work





  3. #3
    me!!
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange

    What phone are you using it in as some phones have the facility to
    view your own number.
    >>

    >
    >Try calling '450' from the phone. If im right, this is the orange topup
    >line, and - if its like O2, it should recite the number back to you and ask
    >you if you want to top it up, and theres yer number!
    >Let us know if it doesnt work
    >





  4. #4
    DaveT
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    news:40cffd57$0$25324$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > Hi, An annoying problem this.
    >
    > Two weeks ago I bought a Nokia 5146 from a car-boot sale, complete with
    > Orange PAYT SIM. The phone seems to be working ok, as I can dial Orange
    > Customer Service from it and chat without a problem. Great so-far.
    >
    > I do not know the telephone number of the phone. The phone has no credit

    on
    > it, so I am unable to make a call to my landline, to do 1471.
    >
    > I have spoken with Orange, and they will not tell me the number of the

    phone
    > unless I can give the the secutity details that the original owner gave

    when
    > they first registred it, and I think that is fair enough. I have no way

    of
    > contacting the original owner now.
    >
    > I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know the
    > number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this one is
    > live.
    >
    > Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I have a
    > Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not

    accept
    > that code.
    >
    > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >

    If I was you I would first get the imei number (dial *#06#), then phone CS
    and find out if has been stolen telling them were you got it from, then if
    everything is ok bite the bullet and get yourself a new sim card that will
    give you a new number of your own. Stops any of the previous owners contacts
    phoning you.

    DaveT





  5. #5
    Q
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "DaveT" <Dave@privacy.com> wrote in message
    news:2jah0oFvd3gbU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    > news:40cffd57$0$25324$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > > Hi, An annoying problem this.


    <snipped a load>

    > > I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know the
    > > number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this one

    is
    > > live.
    > >
    > > Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I have a
    > > Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not

    > accept
    > > that code.
    > >
    > > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > >
    > > Jim
    > >
    > >


    > If I was you I would first get the imei number (dial *#06#), then phone CS
    > and find out if has been stolen telling them were you got it from, then if
    > everything is ok bite the bullet and get yourself a new sim card that will
    > give you a new number of your own. Stops any of the previous owners

    contacts
    > phoning you.
    >
    > DaveT


    I took Dablyz' advice, and it worked a treat.

    The funny thing is, I've had the phone two weeks now. It has been on 24/7 &
    it has not rung once. I was hoping someone would ring it, that way I might
    have been able to ask the caller what number they had dialled. If it
    carries on like this it will be no nuisance at all. Now I have the number I
    have phoned it, and all seems to be well & working fine.

    Cheers Dave

    Jim





  6. #6
    Q
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "me!!" <pwrberry@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ai20d05vq6h0rrp6hhqcr8nmcfv5bf9l6f@4ax.com...
    > What phone are you using it in as some phones have the facility to
    > view your own number.


    Sadly the Nokia 5146 does not have this facility. I trued the SIM in my
    3210 to see if that would reveal thenumber but it was pretty well the same
    options as the 5146.

    Cheers,

    Jim





  7. #7
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    news:40d034c0$0$25317$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >
    > "DaveT" <Dave@privacy.com> wrote in message
    > news:2jah0oFvd3gbU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > >
    > > "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    > > news:40cffd57$0$25324$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > > > Hi, An annoying problem this.

    >
    > <snipped a load>
    >
    > > > I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know

    the
    > > > number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this

    one
    > is
    > > > live.
    > > >
    > > > Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I

    have a
    > > > Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not

    > > accept
    > > > that code.
    > > >
    > > > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > Thank you,
    > > >
    > > > Jim
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    > > If I was you I would first get the imei number (dial *#06#), then

    phone CS
    > > and find out if has been stolen telling them were you got it from,

    then if
    > > everything is ok bite the bullet and get yourself a new sim card that

    will
    > > give you a new number of your own. Stops any of the previous owners

    > contacts
    > > phoning you.
    > >
    > > DaveT

    >
    > I took Dablyz' advice, and it worked a treat.
    >
    > The funny thing is, I've had the phone two weeks now. It has been on

    24/7 &
    > it has not rung once. I was hoping someone would ring it, that way I

    might
    > have been able to ask the caller what number they had dialled. If it
    > carries on like this it will be no nuisance at all. Now I have the

    number I
    > have phoned it, and all seems to be well & working fine.
    >
    > Cheers Dave
    >
    > Jim


    Hmm, it seems odd to me that you can call OCS on it with no credit, as
    this is a chargeable call on PAYG, only contract phones can call OCS free.

    It also seems somewhat odd that the seller didn't tell you the number when
    you bought it..? I doubt it has been reported stolen though as if it were
    and had been blacklisted you wouldn't be able to make any calls at all,
    you wouldn't get a signal.

    Ivor





  8. #8
    Q
    Guest

    Re: What Is My Mobile Number? - Orange


    "Ivor Jones" <this.address@notvalid.inv> wrote in message
    news:caq13i$k8s$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >
    > "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    > news:40d034c0$0$25317$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > >
    > > "DaveT" <Dave@privacy.com> wrote in message
    > > news:2jah0oFvd3gbU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > > >
    > > > "Q" <q@cumber.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:40cffd57$0$25324$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > > > > Hi, An annoying problem this.

    > >
    > > <snipped a load>
    > >
    > > > > I am reluctant to attempt putting credit on this phone until I know

    > the
    > > > > number, and also would rather not buy another SIM when I know this

    > one
    > > is
    > > > > live.
    > > > >
    > > > > Is there any way I can get the network to tell me the number. I

    > have a
    > > > > Vodafone too, and with that I can do *#100# Sadly Orange does not
    > > > accept
    > > > > that code.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    > > > >
    > > > > Thank you,
    > > > >
    > > > > Jim
    > > > >
    > > > >

    > >
    > > > If I was you I would first get the imei number (dial *#06#), then

    > phone CS
    > > > and find out if has been stolen telling them were you got it from,

    > then if
    > > > everything is ok bite the bullet and get yourself a new sim card that

    > will
    > > > give you a new number of your own. Stops any of the previous owners

    > > contacts
    > > > phoning you.
    > > >
    > > > DaveT

    > >
    > > I took Dablyz' advice, and it worked a treat.
    > >
    > > The funny thing is, I've had the phone two weeks now. It has been on

    > 24/7 &
    > > it has not rung once. I was hoping someone would ring it, that way I

    > might
    > > have been able to ask the caller what number they had dialled. If it
    > > carries on like this it will be no nuisance at all. Now I have the

    > number I
    > > have phoned it, and all seems to be well & working fine.
    > >
    > > Cheers Dave
    > >
    > > Jim

    >
    > Hmm, it seems odd to me that you can call OCS on it with no credit, as
    > this is a chargeable call on PAYG, only contract phones can call OCS free.


    My mistake Ivor, I meant to say that I could call the Operator on 100 and
    chat fine.

    > It also seems somewhat odd that the seller didn't tell you the number when
    > you bought it..? I doubt it has been reported stolen though as if it were
    > and had been blacklisted you wouldn't be able to make any calls at all,
    > you wouldn't get a signal.
    >
    > Ivor


    The seller did give me the number but I lost it before I got home. I have
    now stored the number in the phonebook. That should be a great
    help.......until I accidentally lock the phone ;-)

    Cheers Ivor

    Jim





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