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  # 208998 24-Apr-2009 12:03
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I'll have brain cancer by the time i'm 35.

Unless arrested first for all those telemarketing & internet scams Cool

I think ya beat me by atleast 1 or 2 :)

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  # 209007 24-Apr-2009 12:37
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mruane: Interesting question, more importantly how many do we actually need!

I have no idea why I am following this geekiest of threads.  But here I am posting now...

I reckon that I have close to the average number of numbers.

Home DDI
Work DDI
Work Mobile

And if TCL did unbundling, and my work thought it was a good idea to save money, then I feel I would only need one number.  That being my work Mobile.

But in saying this, they would still probably need to tie my Mobile to a landline number on the PABX, so I'd still probably have two.


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  # 209032 24-Apr-2009 14:09
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Data Card
(+ 4 other prepaid numbers I hardly ever use so I wont count)



Only 6, definaly not geeky enough anymore.

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  # 209033 24-Apr-2009 14:17
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scottjpalmer: Who has the least?

TelstraClear: landline

Vodafone: work/personal mobile/mobile broadband

That's it. Not even a work DDI.

Actually I should have a fax and data number on the mobile - how old fashioned - but I haven't used them for many years.


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  # 209034 24-Apr-2009 14:18
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2x Vodafone mobile
1x Telecom mobile
2x Auckland Voip numbers via 2talk
1x USA 1-800
1x USA 1-209 (in san andreas)
1x Work DDI

I also am responsible for a telephone system with approx 2200 extns, 700 of which are DDIs (I know it doesn't count but thought I'd mention it) :)

PS - Even though I have lots of numbers, one of my 2talk numbers I use as a 'pointer' with their one number service to ring my home/work/mobile for friends and family.  that way they don't have to keep track of what phone i'm using.

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  # 209037 24-Apr-2009 14:27
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Hi all

My my list as follow, but how many of these do I answer  1 (Mobile)


  • Landline

  • Mobile


  • Prepaid


  • Phone

  • Fax


  • Home


  • Home


  • Landline

If my math correct my total is 8.  Never enough phones to hung up on people

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  # 209039 24-Apr-2009 14:37
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telecom home
vfx home
vodafone mobile
virgin au mobile
mynetphone QLD
Jersey mobile
work ddi x 2

8 in total

that would be an ecumenical matter


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  # 209207 25-Apr-2009 12:10
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Reading some of the other posts,  I'm feeling a little inadequate:

2 Talk (VOIP)
03 281 xxxx voice
03 281 xxxx fax

Telecom (PSTN)
03 377 xxxx voice & fax

Maxo (Australian VOIP)
02 9086 xxxx voice

Vodafone 3G
pre paid mobile

"3"  3G (Australia)
pre paid mobile

"Soul" 3 G (Australia)
account 3G mobile broadband

Note,  "3" and "Soul" use the Optus Austalian 3G network.

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  # 209759 27-Apr-2009 14:23
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I have
italk auckland home number
2talk auckland "business" number - given out to people that I want to get a business name on the messaging
2talk auckland home number
2talk wellington home number
2talk 028 because they are free to have
2talk 028 fax to email number

vodafone prepay because some people I know are still on it
2 telecom prepays with ported 021 numbers - one for each business
1 vodafone account for data in the N95 - can go to prepay now however and get rid of it
1 telecom prepay with an 027 number that I have used all over the net so have to keep active.

2 UK numbers thru tescophone - they are free
1 UK number thru orbtalk

Thats 14


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  # 211473 1-May-2009 23:12
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5 x 6 digit 028 numbers, all 028 XYZ AAA format. Collected these to port as pretty numbers to a real mobile network when outbound mobile porting from Callplus becomes available.

3 x Auckland numbers - one personal, two business.
1 x Auckland fax.

1 x Hawkes Bay voice number.
1 x Hawkes Bay fax number.


1 x Home number
1 x Faxability number


1 x YouChoose sim
3 x Prepay sims (gsm gateways)
2 x Data sims


1 x Test SIM
1 x Retail SIM


2 x Test SIMs - same network (unable to name).

Total: 23.

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  # 211474 1-May-2009 23:12
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Oops, forgot my United Mobile SIM and United Mobile Data SIM. Brings total to 25.

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  # 211531 2-May-2009 02:26
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With asterisk boxes in a couple of locations, family spread around the world and a few DDI's and remote extensions in obscure places like Kyrgystan we must be up there. Lets count them...

wellington (vfx home number ported from telecom)
wellington (italk grandfathered plan with free local calls)
wellington (italk 2nd line ported from telecom)
riversdale beach (italk ported from telecom)
riversdale beach (telecom pstn $6/mth disa access from mobile)
home 0800 (on telecom pstn)
028 (2talk)
028 fax (2talk)
sydney (pennytel)
uk london ddi for remote kyrgystan extension (voipfone)
uk cranbrook ddi for remote uk extension (voipfone)
uk non geographic (voipfone)
uk conference number (voipfone)
uk sms number (voipfone)

non asterisk (all telecom)
027 mobile
work ddi
027 work mobile
027 datacard
martinborough (pstn)
martinborough (dual number)

Total = 20 (eek)

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  # 211607 2-May-2009 10:00
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Telecom Home
Cell Personal
Cell Work
DDI Work office
DDI2 Work office
DDI3 Work pabx
FAX Work


I could pretend all the numbers at work are mine to win ;)
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