(Closed) New house – new phone #?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Huh. I’ve never had a landline, but I know that it used to be that they were assigned to homes. I thought that all changed now that you can “take your number with you”. I’d call the phone company and just tell them the situation, see if they can do anything. Don’t accuse, but be a little frustrated. That usually works for me and my cable provider when I’ve moved & had to update my internet:)

Post # 4
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Solstice:  When we purchased our home and got set up for the landline (that we never use), we were given options of phone numbers. You may want to call your phone company and request a new number. They shouldn’t give you trouble.

Post # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It used to be land lines weren’t reassigned for 2 years, with so many numbers being required, it is about 60 days now.  In this area it was never assigned to a particular address. If you live within the same exchange, you can bring you land line # with you. 

Post # 6
1833 posts
Buzzing bee

it is possible to end up with the same phone number, not common, but possible. however it is easy to change a phone number, call your company or go down to the office and tell them what is going on. We recently changed our business phone number, it took a 5 minuet conversation and 1 piece of paper. It is completely worth it to get the spam calls to go away. 

Post # 7
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That is very strange. We got a new number when we moved in and set up our land line and never received a single call for the old owners. Can you ask to switch your number? People do it all the time. 

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