Change my cell number when I get married??

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@wildflowerbee:  Why would you change your number if its not necessary?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I really don’t think it’s necessary. I mean, if you want to, go for it, but I (and many friends) have moved states several times, and I’ve never heard of anyone changing their cell number to “match” their new state.

But, again, if you want to, go for it! It’s no weirder than changing your whole name! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve never even heard of this. Matching last names? Sure. Matching area codes? That’s a new one for me.

Most people keep their cell numbers now, regardless of whether they switch states, carriers, whatever.

If you like your number, keep it. I actually kind of like when I start to tell someone my phone number and when I say the area code they go, “Oh hey, you’re from _________ too?! I grew up there!”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I kept mine.  I live in NH but I have an NJ cell #.  If you like your #, keep it!

Post # 7
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i wouldnt worry about it. Dh and I have different area codes as one another & where we currently live. I’ve had it since I was 18 and see no need to change. I use my phone for work sometimes and it can be an interesting conversation start.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Uh, why?

My husband and I are both from California and our area code is different from the state we live in. The only problem it causes is that we have to specify the area code is different if we have to recite it to someone.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No way.  I hate changing my number and would defintiely keep it if I’d had it that long.  My husbands number is still a TX number and we’re in MA now.  We never thought he should change it.  It might be a big deal back in the day when everyone used land lines and no one had free long distance, but now?  There’s no point to change it.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Its an area code, you’re overthinking it. If youre concerned about it go ahead and change it but its really not a big deal.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@wildflowerbee:  well in Mexico it would be sort of necessary because if you use a phone outside of your area it charges waaaaaaay more for both lines, but maybe that’s just in Slim’s kingdom (I believe Mexican telephones are one of the most expensive ones in the world, maybe that’s why the owner is one of the richest guys out there 8- ) ). I dunno how it works in the US, though.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@wildflowerbee:  I don’t think it’s necessary at all. I have had my number for 11 years and I haven’t lived in the state the area code is in 9 Years.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also no one ever questions my area code. Every now and then someone who recognizes it is like ohhh you have a x number! Pretty rare though.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Check with your provider to see if your number is available in your new area code.

Other than that… I wouldn’t change it.

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