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  1. #1
    alphageek
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    I am looking for anyone in the 805 area code with the prefix 256 to confirm
    that this phone number is a Sprint PCS number. No further details are
    necessary.

    If you have that area code and prefix please respond.

    If anyone else knows a sure-fire way to positively identify who is the
    service provider for a block of numbers, please provide some information.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alph





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  2. #2
    L.e.i.s.a
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    Re: Ventura CA


    "alphageek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am looking for anyone in the 805 area code with the prefix 256 to

    confirm
    > that this phone number is a Sprint PCS number. No further details are
    > necessary.
    >
    > If you have that area code and prefix please respond.
    >
    > If anyone else knows a sure-fire way to positively identify who is the
    > service provider for a block of numbers, please provide some information.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Alph
    >
    >


    According to
    http://www.fonefinder.net/findome.ph...mber&cityname=

    yes.






  3. #3
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Ventura CA

    alphageek <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I am looking for anyone in the 805 area code with the prefix 256 to confirm
    > that this phone number is a Sprint PCS number. No further details are
    > necessary.


    http://primeris.com/fonefind/

    (805) 526-xxxx is allocated to SBC/Pacific Bell and since the web site says
    the "phone number type" is "RBOC" (RBOC = Regional Bell Operating Company),
    I'm assuming it's a PacHell landline, not a PacHell Mobility (Cingular) cell
    phone.

    Doesn't mean much anymore, though; the number in question could have been
    ported to a cellular carrier.

    Another good resource is: http://members.dandy.net/~czg/search.html

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  4. #4
    alphageek
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    Re: Ventura CA


    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > alphageek <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > I am looking for anyone in the 805 area code with the prefix 256 to

    confirm
    > > that this phone number is a Sprint PCS number. No further details are
    > > necessary.

    >
    > http://primeris.com/fonefind/
    >
    > (805) 526-xxxx is allocated to SBC/Pacific Bell and since the web site

    says
    > the "phone number type" is "RBOC" (RBOC = Regional Bell Operating

    Company),
    > I'm assuming it's a PacHell landline, not a PacHell Mobility (Cingular)

    cell
    > phone.
    >
    > Doesn't mean much anymore, though; the number in question could have been
    > ported to a cellular carrier.
    >
    > Another good resource is: http://members.dandy.net/~czg/search.html
    > --
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    0xE3AE35ED
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    [email protected]
    > Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    > "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out

    and buy
    > slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows

    98/2000/2003

    Thank you very much for the info. The prefix I was looking for was 256 not
    526, but the link you so kindly provided offered a wealth of information. I
    drilled down to the NPA/NXX search and found that 805-256 is indeed Sprint,
    exploring further it said the
    3000,4000,.etc thousand blocks belonged to different providers, if I
    understand what I am
    seeing.

    I am trying to get a number in the 2000 block which (again if I understand
    correctly) appears unallocated. You seem to know this business well. Can you
    suggest the best approach to getting the number? Once I get it I want to
    port it to my VoIP provider. Any help you can offer will be
    gratefully received.

    There isn't anything underhanded in what I am trying to do (with the
    possible exception perhaps of getting the number just to port). The
    particular phone number I want (256-2???) *****s a family name, and I live
    in the 805 area code. Nothing illegal or questionable here. I've read your
    knowledgeable posts and I want you to know that I am not trying to implicate
    you in anything dishonorable.






  5. #5
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Ventura CA

    alphageek <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Thank you very much for the info. The prefix I was looking for was 256 not
    > 526, but the link you so kindly provided offered a wealth of information. I
    > drilled down to the NPA/NXX search and found that 805-256 is indeed Sprint,
    > exploring further it said the
    > 3000,4000,.etc thousand blocks belonged to different providers, if I
    > understand what I am
    > seeing.


    Duh, you *did* say 256. Sorry

    However, it's listed as allocated to Sprint the CLEC (Competitive Local
    Exchange Carrier, a landline provider that competes with the "Baby Bell"/
    RBOC in the area), not Sprint PCS. It would be listed to Sprint PCS, or
    possibly Sprint Spectrum LP (the corporate entity that operates Sprint PCS),
    if it was a cell number.

    > I am trying to get a number in the 2000 block which (again if I understand
    > correctly) appears unallocated. You seem to know this business well. Can you
    > suggest the best approach to getting the number? Once I get it I want to
    > port it to my VoIP provider. Any help you can offer will be
    > gratefully received.


    The practice of doling out phone numbers in blocks of 1000 instead of
    10,000 is called number pooling and is done to alleviate the need to set up
    new area codes. Yes, I see that 805-256-4000 through 805-256-6999 are
    allocated to AT&T Wireless and that -3000 through -3999 are allocated to
    an entity called MCIMetro ATS Inc. But I'd say that instead of assuming
    the 2000 block is unallocated, assume it's allocated to Sprint.

    Call Sprint and see if you can get a landline in the 805-256-2xxx range.
    Once it's active you should be able to port it to whatever wireless carrier
    you want.

    > There isn't anything underhanded in what I am trying to do (with the
    > possible exception perhaps of getting the number just to port). The
    > particular phone number I want (256-2???) *****s a family name, and I live
    > in the 805 area code. Nothing illegal or questionable here. I've read your
    > knowledgeable posts and I want you to know that I am not trying to implicate
    > you in anything dishonorable.


    Heh, I didn't think you were.

    But you should be aware that some Local Exchange Carriers (landline companies)
    have restrictions on vanity numbers, where, for example, they'll assign them
    for business customers but not residential. And some won't assign vanity
    numbers at all - whatever you get is what you get, and it's completely random.

    Good luck.

    Incidentally, this is more on-topic for comp.dcom.telecom than it is
    for the cellular newsgroups. Future questions of this nature should
    probably be directed there.

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  6. #6
    John S.
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    Re: Ventura CA

    >I am looking for anyone in the 805 area code with the prefix 256 to confirm
    >that this phone number is a Sprint PCS number.


    805-256-XXXX IS a Sprint phone number block.

    Whether or not is was stolen by the new WLNP laws by some oher carrier is
    unknown.

    I suspect that as the number blocks get broken up by this new foolishness, that
    there will be fewer and fewer means by which to know what company the number is
    being supported by.

    I have been using http://www.fonefinder.net/index.php too look up blocks of
    numbers.

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  7. #7
    John S.
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    Re: Ventura CA

    >(805) 526-xxxx is allocated to SBC/Pacific Bell and since the web site says
    >the "phone number type" is "RBOC" (RBOC = Regional Bell Operating Company),


    But he asked about 805-256..... :-)

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  8. #8
    John S.
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    Re: Ventura CA

    >Once I get it I want to
    >port it to my VoIP provider. Any help you can offer will be
    >gratefully received.


    Porting is for a number that you already have. You can't port a number that
    isn't already assigned to you so your task might be a bit more daunting.

    You may have to subscribe to that particular phone company then port the number
    to the VoIP company after you have it assigned to you. And then of course pay
    any early termination fees that might arrise.

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  9. #9
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Ventura CA

    John S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>(805) 526-xxxx is allocated to SBC/Pacific Bell and since the web site says
    >>the "phone number type" is "RBOC" (RBOC = Regional Bell Operating Company),

    >
    > But he asked about 805-256..... :-)


    Yeah, I realized that after I posted. I transposed the numbers.

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  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Ventura CA

    Steven J Sobol wrote:


    >
    > Doesn't mean much anymore, though; the number in question could have been
    > ported to a cellular carrier.
    >
    > Another good resource is: http://members.dandy.net/~czg/search.html
    >


    Here's an almost-surefire way to find out:

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/wlnp/wlnpPortHome.jsp

    For this, you will need the full phone number. Enter it in the left
    hand input box and click "go."

    The phone number is obviously a Sprint number if you get: "You cannot
    transfer phone number xxx-xxx-xxx to Sprint - it already has PCS Service
    provided by Sprint." Anything else means it's probably not a Sprint PCS
    phone.




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