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PostPosted by phillpark » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Question one of you clever guys (n gals) might know the answer to:

Are mobile phone numbers reused, and if so, how long after someone ceased using a number might someone else be allocated it :?:
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Re: Mobile phone numbers

PostPosted by MI5 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:47 pm

Yes they get recycled from obsolete PAYG phones and expired contracts.
There's usually enough numbers around for it to take a couple of years for them to resurface but it could be network dependent too....
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Re: Mobile phone numbers

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:52 pm

Must admit I have wondered this. I have been with O2 for years and it seems they constantly change their first five numbers?
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Re: Mobile phone numbers

PostPosted by stuart » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:01 pm

Usually the sim gets deactivated after 6-12 months then after that it will get reallocated once they have run out of numbers, it's a never ending cycle
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Re: Mobile phone numbers

PostPosted by phillpark » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:44 am

Thanks all :)
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