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Topic # 85275 16-Jun-2011 09:37
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I am looking for a list of phone numbers by suburbs - specifically Wellington ones.

For example - in Timaru, 612 = Pareora, 614 = Pleasant Point, 615 = Temuka, 689 = Waimate, 693 = Geraldine, 684/686/688 = Timaru.

I remember when I first moved to Christchurch, I was given a list at uni of all the suburbs in Christchurch and what their numbers typically start with. I would love to find a list of the whole country, but Wellington is what I am after.

As an aside, I had Vodafone home phone wireless for 2 years, and never once (in 2 years!!) had a "wrong number" call, or unsolicited call. The number started (03) 971. According to Wikipedia's very brief list, thats a Chch number, but when I lived there I think all Chch numbers were (03)3xx.

I have now moved to Wellington and had to change my number to area code (04), and along with that a completely new number, which starts 210, and the phone goes red hot day and night. I haven't answered a call yet but I'm getting local, mobile, international and withheld calls - and I haven't given the number out... so I'm wondering why all the calls?

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  Reply # 481744 16-Jun-2011 10:09
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There is a spreadsheet http://www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/number%20range%20by%20lica%20and%20exchange.xls with number ranges sorted by exchange which may help.

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  Reply # 481745 16-Jun-2011 10:09
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IlDuce: According to Wikipedia's very brief list, thats a Chch number, but when I lived there I think all Chch numbers were (03)3xx.

It's possibly a different telco; for example in Whakatane Telecom's numbers start 30x-32x but TelstraClear's are 92x.

I have no idea where to get a list of all the prefixes though :(

Edit: Wow, that spreadsheet above could be useful!

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 481760 16-Jun-2011 10:37
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That spreadsheet is awesome, thanks. Will have a more detailed look soon, but it seems there are no Wellington numbers starting 210 (apart from Vodafone ones I guess), so I can only presume my number must be a number where 2 digits swapped = popular number.

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  Reply # 481778 16-Jun-2011 11:06
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Not sure whether prefixes are still tied to exchanges (suburbs) but with number portability legislation it can no longer be relied on to identify the telco.  I have recently changed telephone provider at home but kept the same number.





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  Reply # 481780 16-Jun-2011 11:12
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I have a TelstraClear number and moved from one suburb to another with it. It's not tied to exchanges because it's a different way of doing it ;)

I ported my parents-in-law's number to WorldxChange so they could keep the number when moving from one exchange to another. It means they have a [suburb A] number while living in the same city on [suburb B].




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  Reply # 482036 16-Jun-2011 21:23
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the telstraclear tool on their website used to give you all the telecom and telstraclear exchanges, but no longer does.

the NAD (Number Administration Deed) register might be of use now: http://www.nad.org.nz/register_index.php




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  Reply # 482045 16-Jun-2011 21:56
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floydbloke: Not sure whether prefixes are still tied to exchanges (suburbs) but with number portability legislation it can no longer be relied on to identify the telco.  I have recently changed telephone provider at home but kept the same number.


Number portability does not mean provide ability to move numbers between exchanges - it merely means the ability to move numbers between providers. You can move anywhere within a LICA and keep a number if you port that number to another provider, but Telecom landline numbers can't be moved between exchange so moving areas means changing number or using Customerlink to forward calls.


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  Reply # 482059 16-Jun-2011 22:42
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Perhaps the phone number was used for someone else and has been recycled or is on the internet somewhere (tried googling for it?)

Also you could just ask for a new phone number from your provider since you are getting so many unsolicited calls.

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  Reply # 482078 17-Jun-2011 06:16
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The reason why the OP is gwetting so many calls is because of the number starting with 21 - people simply forget to dial the 0 first so you get heaps of calls intended for mobiles. I know other people with Vodafone boxes who suffer the exact same issue.

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  Reply # 482097 17-Jun-2011 08:19
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sbiddle:
floydbloke: Not sure whether prefixes are still tied to exchanges (suburbs) but with number portability legislation it can no longer be relied on to identify the telco.  I have recently changed telephone provider at home but kept the same number.


Number portability does not mean provide ability to move numbers between exchanges - it merely means the ability to move numbers between providers. You can move anywhere within a LICA and keep a number if you port that number to another provider, but Telecom landline numbers can't be moved between exchange so moving areas means changing number or using Customerlink to forward calls.



Thanks for clearing that up sbiddle, that's what I thought was the case.  Apologies for my ignorance, but what is a LICA?





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  Reply # 482124 17-Jun-2011 09:35
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floydbloke:
sbiddle:
floydbloke: Not sure whether prefixes are still tied to exchanges (suburbs) but with number portability legislation it can no longer be relied on to identify the telco.  I have recently changed telephone provider at home but kept the same number.


Number portability does not mean provide ability to move numbers between exchanges - it merely means the ability to move numbers between providers. You can move anywhere within a LICA and keep a number if you port that number to another provider, but Telecom landline numbers can't be moved between exchange so moving areas means changing number or using Customerlink to forward calls.



Thanks for clearing that up sbiddle, that's what I thought was the case.  Apologies for my ignorance, but what is a LICA?


Local calling interconnect area. In Wellington for example this is the 04 area as far north as Pukerua Bay. After this the LICA is Kapiti despite still being in the 04 area.

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