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Topic # 228835 24-Jan-2018 22:16
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Is 2degrees recycling numbers yet?

 

Do they have any 'recent' number ranges which are less likely to be recycled?


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  Reply # 1946400 25-Jan-2018 08:51
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@MichaelNZ they are bound to be recycling mobile numbers

 

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  Reply # 1946401 25-Jan-2018 08:54
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@MichaelNZ they are bound to be recycling mobile numbers

 

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I am trying to find if there is a number range which is the least likely to ever have been used for cellular. I'm considering porting a 028 number from 2talk.


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  Reply # 1946402 25-Jan-2018 08:58
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MichaelNZ:

 

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@MichaelNZ they are bound to be recycling mobile numbers

 

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I am trying to find if there is a number range which is the least likely to ever have been used for cellular. I'm considering porting a 028 number from 2talk.

 

  Why are you so worried about this? I see you also started a thread  in the Vodafone section about this.

 

if you get a recycled number your not very likely to get unknown number text you and if you do get a lot maybe change it again try get a number up and running and just try it out before giving it to all your contacts just in case you need to change it again.

 

 


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  Reply # 1946404 25-Jan-2018 09:08
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MichaelNZ:

 

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@MichaelNZ they are bound to be recycling mobile numbers

 

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I am trying to find if there is a number range which is the least likely to ever have been used for cellular. I'm considering porting a 028 number from 2talk.

 

 

@MichaelNZ Huh?? If you are considering porting a number why do you need to know about number recycling / number ranges as you are taking a number you already have to 2Degrees. This makes no sense at all

 

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  Reply # 1946406 25-Jan-2018 09:10
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@MichaelNZ Huh?? If you are considering porting a number why do you need to know about number recycling then as you are taking a number you already have to 2Degrees

 

 

I don't have a number to port right now. I will have to get one for this purpose.


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  Reply # 1946419 25-Jan-2018 09:15
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I don't think you can use a 2talk 028 number for mobile . . .

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  Reply # 1946424 25-Jan-2018 09:28
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My "recycled" number had a handful of queries when I first got it but ever since I have not. 
Not much of a big deal, Chances are the number you may get will never be contacted.
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  Reply # 1946457 25-Jan-2018 10:15
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My "recycled" number had a handful of queries when I first got it but ever since I have not. 
Not much of a big deal, Chances are the number you may get will never be contacted.
Maybe ask for an 029 from Vodafone?

 

I was hoping for something like that too. I'm waiting for @MikeHales to contact me with a solution.


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MichaelNZ:

 

I was hoping for something like that too. I'm waiting for @MikeHales to contact me with a solution.

 

 

 

 

Solution: Get VF to refund you your 20c, Move on and enjoy life.  Chances are if you get a new number it will be re-used too, Unless you go with a new /small provider who happen to get a new number range. All the big providers have so much churn it doesn't make sense not to recycle numbers.


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  Reply # 1946475 25-Jan-2018 10:43
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I even remember recycling landline numbers when I worked in Telco.... It happens there is only so many number combinations allocated in NZ....


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  Reply # 1946485 25-Jan-2018 11:00
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MichaelNZ:

 

Coil:

 

My "recycled" number had a handful of queries when I first got it but ever since I have not. 
Not much of a big deal, Chances are the number you may get will never be contacted.
Maybe ask for an 029 from Vodafone?

 

I was hoping for something like that too. I'm waiting for @MikeHales to contact me with a solution.

 

 

@michaelNZ Mike can not provide you a solution I have told you the best solution already ask for a refund of your 20 cents and move on with life

 

You are making a mountain out of a mole hill over 20 cents, DM me your bank account and I will give you $1 to move on

 

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  Reply # 1946805 25-Jan-2018 17:42
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The fact is all providers recycle numbers. It is how they keep the numbers in NZ so short.

 

Figure this: Tourist buys sim, ditches sim, number never gets recycled then suddenly we've got massive numbers. It'll make sense to recycle that number for somebody else. Normally how it works (@linux can likely comment further) is it gets "held" for around a 90 days or even sometimes greater to ensure it is inactive and not receiving anything. Since you've got another thread open on the Vodafone side continue the discussion there. There isn't any need to have multiple discussions open about the subject.

 

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