Basically our company has changed hands, and my new employers are alot more streamlined than my previous ones.
They have requested that I ring Vodafone and give permission to transfer my personal (and only) account and number into the company's name. The reasoning being free calls between company numbers, and I would say a wee tax incentive.
The reason why they want to do this instead of giving me a new number is that I have always used my personal mobile for work (I hardly use it for work), and the number is printed on some 6000 business cards.
So my queries, which the account manager say are "Sweet as" are:
1. If I leave the company, how easy is the process of getting my number back?
2. I will be in the market for a smart phone this year, and possibly the contract that goes with it. Could I be limited to this should my employer not like the idea?
I dunno if I'm being a bit over protective about it. But this is the number I've had for 4 years. And the only number that many of my family and friends have.