Had a great 2degrees number for my business, (easy to remember sequence number). was purchased around December 09, Was used up until July just for testing and so forth and put away in a drawer while the business was getting ready to launch, got business cards, brochures and websites created with that number on it.
Now when i put the SIM into the phone it says sim not active, when I call through to 2degrees they tell me my number has been erased and there is no way to be recovered, even after explaining that it was financially very impacting to not get my number back they still said that re-allocating the number that was still available in the pool back to me was not something they would be interested in doing for me.
I was registered online with 2degrees with that number, if I had of received an email saying my number was about to be erased I would of quite happily turned the phone.
So thanks 2degrees, I certainly hope you have so many customers demanding numbers that you can justify cutting off your business customers who haven't had the phone on for 5 months. I certainly will never be one of them.