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# 260254 18-Nov-2019 07:47
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Hello

 

I have multiple friends of our family who have the above mentioned issue and I have told them so.

 

Can someone here at Spark tell me how I could help our friends to solve this?

 

Would be really nice if someone has a few minutes to explain or forward a link.

 

Thanks and have a good week.๐Ÿ˜„


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  # 2355479 18-Nov-2019 07:59
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You might need to explain a bit more........

 

They dial your landline and they get someone else ?

 

 





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  # 2355483 18-Nov-2019 08:19
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Have zero idea what you mean by this!

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2355487 18-Nov-2019 08:28
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Say what?

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  # 2355507 18-Nov-2019 08:48
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You still have a landline???

Apart from buisnesses, I don't know anyone still using a landline. Chances are you too will let your landline go in the future, and whatever problem you are having will self solve!

You will need to clarify the problem with more detail before anyone can help you.

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  # 2355512 18-Nov-2019 08:54
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Noig:

Hello


I have multiple friends of our family who have the above mentioned issue and I have told them so.


Can someone here at Spark tell me how I could help our friends to solve this?


Would be really nice if someone has a few minutes to explain or forward a link.


Thanks and have a good week.๐Ÿ˜„


Huh?




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  # 2355513 18-Nov-2019 09:00
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Most probably the number will be associated with someone else while paper copies of directories with them listed with that number exist. That also includes all old business cards, notebooks and scraps of paper with that number written on them.
If you are lucky you get a number previously used by someone with no friends.

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  # 2355515 18-Nov-2019 09:05
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I think this is what the OP is referring to:

 

A few years ago we moved suburbs in Auckland and had to get a new Spark landline number in our brand new house. That number had previously been allocated to someone else in the area. Occasionally we would get people ringing and asking for the former owners of our number. 

 

Also, if I was buying something at, say, Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman - where they ID you in their system by way of phone number - if I gave our ‘new’ landline number, they would look it up and say ‘Joe Bloggs?’ - who was the former owner of that number. That number had been registered in their system when the former owner had shopped there. “Nah, I’m eracode”.

 

Pretty sure nothing can be done about it but it’s not a biggie anyway. Eventually the errors faded away and we’ve subsequently ditched the landline anyway 





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  # 2355516 18-Nov-2019 09:06
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Is this like moving into a new house and still getting mail addressed to the old owners.........

 

Not sure there's much you can do about it really


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  # 2355517 18-Nov-2019 09:11
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eracode:

I think this is what the OP is referring to:


A few years ago we moved suburbs in Auckland and had to get a new landline number in our brand new house. That number had previously been allocated to someone else in the area. Occasionally we would get people ringing and asking for the former owners of our number. 


Also, if I was buying something at, say, Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman - where they ID you in their system by way of phone number - if I gave our ‘new’ landline number, they would look it up and say ‘Joe Bloggs?’ - who was the former owner of that number. That number had been registered in their system when the former owner had shopped there. “Nah, I’m eracode”.


Pretty sure nothing can be done about it but it’s not a biggie anyway.



@eracode 10 points for getting that from the OP post

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  # 2355518 18-Nov-2019 09:12
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@Noig you need to post an update and give us more information

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  # 2355521 18-Nov-2019 09:17
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Linux:
eracode:

 

I think this is what the OP is referring to:

 

A few years ago we moved suburbs in Auckland and had to get a new landline number in our brand new house. That number had previously been allocated to someone else in the area. Occasionally we would get people ringing and asking for the former owners of our number. 

 

Also, if I was buying something at, say, Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman - where they ID you in their system by way of phone number - if I gave our ‘new’ landline number, they would look it up and say ‘Joe Bloggs?’ - who was the former owner of that number. That number had been registered in their system when the former owner had shopped there. “Nah, I’m eracode”.

 

Pretty sure nothing can be done about it but it’s not a biggie anyway.

 



@eracode 10 points for getting that from the OP post

 

No - it was clear and obvious in the title where he said “landline number still associated with previous owner of phone number”. What’s difficult about that?





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  # 2355522 18-Nov-2019 09:18
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Quite a long time ago, I worked for an electricity lines company, which was the result of the amalgamation of several older lines companies. The 'new' company had a new 0800 number and we rationalised all the old numbers to just a few.

 

In the due efflux of time, Spark (actually it might have been Telecom) reallocated one of the old 'faults' numbers to a residential customer, a rather nice old lady. For the rest of my time at the lines company, any time there was a lines fault, some people would look - wiping off forty years of cobwebs and dust if required - at the old six-digit phone number stuck on their switchboard, convert it to a seven-digit number and phone it, being thereby connected to the nice old lady, who would tell them to call the 0800 number.

 

Every Monday morning after a wet and stormy weekend, she would ring up and complain, telling us how many calls at what unreasonable hours she had been forced to endure. We would apologise, and offer to get her a new phone number, saying we would pay for everything, and print up some postage-paid cards so she could inform all her family & friends of her new number. She always said "no".
We guessed it was one of the highlights of her life, and that she just liked to complain.


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  # 2355524 18-Nov-2019 09:24
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Might be able to Spark for another number if it’s seen as a real problem - but then there may be no guarantee that the new number has no history.





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  # 2355526 18-Nov-2019 09:29
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eracode:

 

Linux:
eracode:

 

I think this is what the OP is referring to:

 

A few years ago we moved suburbs in Auckland and had to get a new landline number in our brand new house. That number had previously been allocated to someone else in the area. Occasionally we would get people ringing and asking for the former owners of our number. 

 

Also, if I was buying something at, say, Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman - where they ID you in their system by way of phone number - if I gave our ‘new’ landline number, they would look it up and say ‘Joe Bloggs?’ - who was the former owner of that number. That number had been registered in their system when the former owner had shopped there. “Nah, I’m eracode”.

 

Pretty sure nothing can be done about it but it’s not a biggie anyway.

 



@eracode 10 points for getting that from the OP post

 

No - it was clear and obvious in the title where he said “landline number still associated with previous owner of phone number”. What’s difficult about that?

 

 

You got it,thanks,

 

that is exactly what I wanted to ask. Thanks also for all the other replies.

 

My apology for the slow reply. I just had to go out and could not answer as quickly as I wanted.

 

To reiterate: I get a call from a friend X, on my phone gadget it say YZ(totally unknown to us). For one or two contacts of ours this has been going for more than a year.


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  # 2355531 18-Nov-2019 09:41
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So from your above description it sounds like you are talking about caller ID. The name of the incoming caller that shows on some phones. Is that correct?


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