I need to change my cell phone number...

United States
July 1, 2008 2:41pm CST
So even though we've lived in Washington for over a year now, we still have our Illinois cell phone numbers. Well, after this morning, I'd really like to change mine ASAP. I was making my lunch, and I thought I heard a phone ringing. Then I heard my fiance calling to me from our room that my phone was ringing. It said "Illinois," so I answered it. Now, bear in mind, this is at 6:20 a.m. our time. And here's how the conversation went: Me: Hello? Telemarketer: Is the owner there? Me: The owner of what? TM: [he names my business] Me: Yeah, that's me. TM: [mumbles something, the only word I could catch was "Illinois."] Me: Okay, I don't live in Illinois anymore. It's 6 a.m. here. TM: [mumbles something about sorry and bye] I guess I can be glad that the call was ostensibly for me, but still, even in Illinois it was only a little after 8 a.m.! Who starts calling people that early in the morning?! Anyone else get calls at odd hours, or calls for other people, even when you've had a number for a while? Share your venting! :)
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I've had same phone number for my cell. phone for a while now... I don't intend to change it anytime soon, even if I move to different state... Too many people who need to contact me knows me by this number... I have about 4 people who I used to work with & still in contact with who moved to different states... One of them moved to Florida about 9 years ago & still has the same number when we used to work together... Most phone companies now, even landlines, have a plan which includes domestic long distance calls it doesn't even matter anymore which state phone number you have... Except for the people who truely have landline phones for emergency purpose & receiving phone calls, like my grandmother used to have when she was alive, long distance call fees are the thing of the past... I don't think my grandmother paid more than $25 for her home phone EVER!!! When she passed away, I looked at her few bills & her phone bill for her landline was $22.17... In your case, I'd suggest keeping your phone off or put it on vibrate or something in times you don't want to be bothered... I used to have my cell. phone on 24/7 up until 2 - 3 years ago... Now, because of similiar situations like yours, I've learned to turn my phone off occassionally...
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I keep my cell on vibrate, but when it's plugged into the charger, it still rings. Quite annoying!
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
2 Jul 08
You might have to go into your settings & play with it... I'm not sure why it would ring after you plug in your cell. phone to a charger... I've notice the same thing with my previous cell. phone... If I set it to vibrate & plug it into my car charger, it would actually ring... Ringing was a bit softer than if I would've set it to it normally but still, it rang instead of vibrate... It might just be your phone's default thing... While plugged in, it might ring but when you disconnect it from the charger, it would go back to your previous setting before you plugged in... In that case, I'm not sure what you can do... If you need to keep your phone on 24/7, try changing the setting while it's plugged into the charger...
• United States
1 Jul 08
Noooooo....no changing your number..then I have to remember (or write downa nd remember where I wrote down) new digits. Actually, the funny thing is, my phone rang at 8:15 this morning and I had a very similar thought about what idiot is calling me at 8 in the friggin' morning---there outta be a law! Turns out, it was the doctor's office postponing my appointmnet, which is the reason i was up at 8 a.m. to hear the danged phone, but still... I vote that you kill the company that contacted you and see if there is a no call list for cell phones :)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Oh, okay. I won't change it yet. :) BTW, Megan has a new number, which meant I got a hilarious voice mail last night. Apparently Florida bleached her hair all the way to her brain. :) Also, speaking of old Illinois stuff, I got a thing from the Student Center about shows this year... if you're interested, I'll pull it out of the recycle bin and send it to you. :)
@shorty08322 (1270)
• United States
2 Jul 08
no you dnt need to change it you just go to a site call notes 800 and that will stop them from calling you i know i did i did not have to change my number i am in nj but you got family and friends that is still their so dnt do it
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