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Cell phone question: are there any that will allow you to change the phone number?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Goodfellas

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Posted April 05 2010 - 11:12 AM

Anyone know if there are any cell phones and / or plans that will allow you to change the phone number at will whenever you want (say like 2 or 3 times a week) without incurring a $ervice charge? AT&T charges $19 to change a landline number. I currently don't have a cell phone, haven't had one in a long time. Thanks in advance.








#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted April 05 2010 - 01:11 PM

If you have more than 1 SIM and the phone isn't SIM-locked, there's no problem at all. I do it all the time with my children, e.g. when their phone's battery is empty, they lend my phone and put their own SIM in. A few moments later, I get it back and put my SIM back.

Just be careful about copying the SIM's address book (phone numbers list) to the phone: that's a nono, of course.


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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted April 05 2010 - 01:20 PM



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Originally Posted by Goodfellas 

Anyone know if there are any cell phones and / or plans that will allow you to change the phone number at will whenever you want (say like 2 or 3 times a week) without incurring a $ervice charge? AT&T charges $19 to change a landline number. I currently don't have a cell phone, haven't had one in a long time. Thanks in advance.

 
None that I am aware of.  Carriers typically have to keep a number out of circulation for 90 days after it is no longer being used, so there is no reason why they would want to do that, plus it would be a real pain to deal with in their billing systems.

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted April 06 2010 - 10:31 AM

That's a different type of change than I was thinking of.   /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif


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