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  Reply # 2189108 28-Feb-2019 22:12
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Mine was originally an 025 xxx xxx early / mid 90's then became a BellSouth 021 xxx xxx a few years later.




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  Reply # 2189230 1-Mar-2019 09:34
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coffeebaron: Mine was originally an 025 xxx xxx early / mid 90's then became a BellSouth 021 xxx xxx a few years later.

 

Pretty sure mine followed the same progression.  Half the time when I'm rattling off the number, people expectantly wait for more digits. :-p





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2189242 1-Mar-2019 09:49
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I have an 021 xxx xxx number. Only consists of 3's 6's and 9's with a single 0 so everything is a multiple of 3. Easy to remember. Got it from being a staff member there. Was given out to me when I joined. 


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  Reply # 2189245 1-Mar-2019 09:51
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For the hassle of selling my 9 digit number, let alone it's value, I wouldn't even consider doing it for $100 even if I didn't want it any more. 

 

I think your best bet is to call VF. I'll be surprised if you can do better. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2189274 1-Mar-2019 10:59
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coffeebaron: Slowly but surely all was migrated over. Alas the mis-named 0274 network came in to being.

 

There was never an 0274 network.. that was a transfer from vodafone number.. so if someone had 021 123 456 they could keep that with 027 4 123 456..

 

I worked there at the time.. we had so many people asking to change from the 0275 or 0276 network to go onto the 0274 network like their mates.. FFS😡 lol..


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  Reply # 2189275 1-Mar-2019 11:01
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HcoNmeM:

 

coffeebaron: Slowly but surely all was migrated over. Alas the mis-named 0274 network came in to being.

 

There was never an 0274 network.. that was a transfer from vodafone number.. so if someone had 021 123 456 they could keep that with 027 4 123 456..

 

I worked there at the time.. we had so many people asking to change from the 0275 or 0276 network to go onto the 0274 network like their mates.. FFS😡 lol..

 

 

Well, I have been in IT and involved in telecomunnications a long time and I never knew that, so the chances of other people with even less knowledge knowing is slim. Your agnst seems misplaced honestly.

 

 


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  Reply # 2189282 1-Mar-2019 11:18
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HcoNmeM:

 

coffeebaron: Slowly but surely all was migrated over. Alas the mis-named 0274 network came in to being.

 

There was never an 0274 network.. that was a transfer from vodafone number.. so if someone had 021 123 456 they could keep that with 027 4 123 456..

 

I worked there at the time.. we had so many people asking to change from the 0275 or 0276 network to go onto the 0274 network like their mates.. FFS😡 lol..

 

 

I believe it was primarily for those customers moving off the 025 network, 027 4xx xxxx was reserved for their number. I still have a vague recollection of their ads explaining the 025 to 0274 change and I think there was even a voice recording if you called a persons old 025 number informing you to dial 0274 etc. So no wonder people started naming it the 0274 network!

 

As for Vodafone - I think Telecom and Bellsouth may have had some kind of agreement for a while to reserve numbers so that someone on 025 123 456 could change to 021 123 456 and vice versa. Not 100% sure on this one though, or it may have just been Bellsouth that reserved 021 3, 021 4, 021 9 ranges, as these were the main 025 ranges originally used.

 

 





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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 2189321 1-Mar-2019 11:59
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coffeebaron:

 

FYI https://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/505243/telecom_gets_set_cdma_network/ 

 

 

 

 

"Telecom mobile general manager Mohan Jesudason says the new network will allow Telecom to “transition seamlessly to 3G”, (third-generation cellular networks) where the long-term plan is to move through CDMA3x (384kbit/s data speed) to 3G-strength CDMA2000 (2Mbit/s) over an unspecified time frame. That 3G speed is enough for full motion video, fully interactive entertainment and Bluetooth applications."

 

 

 

You know something in fundamentally flawed when they release a 200M network and they are saying sometime in the future (Before it is released) we may have up to the speed of 3G.
Wow....

 

 


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  Reply # 2189392 1-Mar-2019 13:23
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tardtasticx:

 

Kind of a side question, but why is Vodafone the only one to issue the 9 digit (total length obviously) mobile numbers? 2degrees has 022 and Spark has 027, what is stopping them from issuing 022123456 or 027123456?

 

 

Simple. With a nine digit combination, there are only a million possible numbers, where as 10 digits gives you 10 million numbers. Spark have more than 1 million mobile numbers, so nine digit numbers wouldn't cover all connected devices.

 

Skinny (Spark) and Vodafone also issue 11 digit mobile numbers.


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  Reply # 2189398 1-Mar-2019 13:33
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coffeebaron: Mine was originally an 025 xxx xxx early / mid 90's then became a BellSouth 021 xxx xxx a few years later.

 

And for the youngens in the thread, there was a time (31 March 2007 to be precise) when number portability wasn't a thing in New Zealand. If you wanted to switch between (then) Telecom and Vodafone (or visa versa), you had to change your prefix between 021 and 025/027. As a rule of thumb both networks held the six digit number on the other network to make the switch between networks easier.


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  Reply # 2189579 1-Mar-2019 18:46
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I got a new 6/9 digit number when work gave me a phone, and I don't think it was re-used. That was only a few months back.

 

 

 

I think it's a case of being a post-paid customer, possibly only on business accounts.


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  Reply # 2189797 2-Mar-2019 13:23
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I remember my Dad's old mobile was 025 4XX XXX, it became 027 44X XXXX, so it wasn't just for Vodafone migrations (he stayed on Telecom).


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  Reply # 2189808 2-Mar-2019 13:51
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Linux: Just get VodafoneNZ to allocate you one

 

This. Just get a number from Vodafone on an open term contract and then port it to Spark.





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  Reply # 2189866 2-Mar-2019 15:43
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Seems silly that Telecom couldn't just keep the 025 numbers when they moved to CDMA


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