Will you change your mobile phone number if you move to another city?

@youless (93486)
Guangzhou, China
May 11, 2012 10:20am CST
Here you will be charged the distant fee if you make a call in another city. So if I move to another city, perhaps I have to change my phone number. Otherwise I have to pay for the distant fee all the time and it will be quite expensive.
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@ShyBear88 (18031)
• United States
11 May 12
In the US what I know of if you have a cell phone you do not need to change your cell number if your moving any where in the US. Me and my husband moved from Virginia to Kentucky 2 years ago and still have our Virginia cell phone numbers, as long as the bill is paid we don't need to change it unless we want to.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It is so good and I hope in the future we don't have to be forced to change the cellphone number, too.
@ShyBear88 (18031)
• United States
18 May 12
By law they can't force you to change you cell phone number because you moved.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
11 May 12
It is a big scam plan your service provider had in place to get more revenue for its company, i can see the needs to change into another number in this case, if not, the distant fee come with the monthly bill can drive you into poverty if you are not wealthy in the first place, unless you don't mind to pay the fee all the time and let your service provider enjoy your hard earned $$ instead of yourself. This is the first time i heard of crappy cell phone service plan like this from telecommunication corporation, i guess everything is possible in today Greed driven corporate culture, they can always think of a legit. way to rip you off for using their services, either you pay up if you don't want to discard your permanent number or lose the services if you refuse to pay the fee after receive your monthly bill. Life is never easy after all even with a mobile phone inside your pocket all the time.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
You are right. This is because there are no more mobile phone providers here. The competition can give customers the best.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
5 Jun 12
Thank you for the BR...my friend! Cool!
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
11 May 12
I think if it has to be cheaper, I would be obliged to,like you... If not, well then I would stick to the old one...unless I don't want to be attached from people in my past...
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It is so much trouble to change a new cellphone number.
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
19 May 12
what kind of trouble is it then?
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
10 Jun 12
Hello youless Here, we are not charged the distant fee as long as the call is made within the nation. I have recently moved to another city, in fact, nearly 2,000 miles away from my old city, and I still have the same telephone number. As long as people call me from another mobile telephone, it will not cost them anything. However, if they call me from a landline, they will have the fees.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jun 12
It is good in your side.
@shibham (17025)
• India
5 Jun 12
No, i have national roaming, so i have no need to change my never or bear extra cost.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jun 12
Good for you.
@Jatada (291)
• India
16 May 12
Friend if you are from india than i dont think you have to change your mobile number.The service mobile number portability is very efficient in this condition.In it you dont have to even change your number.It will charge you one time fee of rs 19 only
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It is so nice.
• United States
16 May 12
I've had that problem. It's best to just change it. You can keep all of your contacts with the technology we have today. So, there aren't really any setbacks.
@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
You are right.
@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 12
For several reasons,I don't change my phone number when I moved to another place.I will keep my phone number .And it will be on roaming service.Just in case any of those important person I left behind wish to contact me then its easy. It will be just a receiving call number but not to use to call out. It will be really expensive. What I need to do is to keep my phone number and subscribe another number in a new place then... until my friends are informed accordingly.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It will be expensive if I have two cellphone numbers.
@kajal1992 (354)
• India
12 May 12
I heard about mobile number portability , if you are having network problem in your new city , you can switch to another network without changing your mobile number,I don't know if this service is available in your place or not. Apart from these there are some special promos available to minimize the distant charges,I told all these clue if your old number is very important, otherwise better idea is to change the number an get a new SIM card
@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It doesn't have a signal problem, but the mobile phone company charges me more if I am not in my city.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 12
Really? That is strange that you have to pay an extra fee when you move to another area. Here in Australia, our numbers are countrywide. The only time you will have to pay a distance fee is if you are calling long distance. Phones are not regulated to any specific area, but calls are. It does not matter what phone you are on. Some plans do have free long distance calls or whatever for the month, many also have unlimited phone calls, you just pay a larger set fee every month. So you need to weigh up the cost difference to how many friends and family you have that have your number. It might be easy to change numbers if you do not have many contacts. But if you have lots, then it might be better to pay the extra fee.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It is the rule here.
@Soniasony (1827)
• India
12 May 12
Same here is the case with me , but I decide on how long is the trip ,,, if its more than a month then I purchase a new SIM in that city , otherwise I dont mind going roaming with that old number.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
I will miss my old cellphone number since I have used it for a long time.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
12 May 12
good day youless, with reference to your query, ask for me, i will change my mobile phone number if it is necessary. for example, if i encounter a same situation just like you have, if i will be moving into one place then it will cost me a lot to make a call, then, i will definitely change my number. another thing, there are some place that roaming is required, hence, if the phone number is in roaming mode, you cannot use this to make an outside call, so in this regard, i would rather change my number than to use and avail the roaming facility wherein i cannot make an outside call at all.
@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
I have to change my cellphone if I move to another city.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 May 12
Well, I've actually lived in the same city for the majority of my life, so that hasn't been something that I've ever had to deal with. However, I will also say that I got my mobile phone number when I was seventeen years old and have thus had the same number for the last 15 years. It would honestly take quite an act to change my number because I'm rather attached to it. Besides that, most people now have mobile phones so there isn't a long distance fee in calling people regardless of where they live if using a mobile phone.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
I have used my cellphone number for about 15 years, too. So I don't really want to change a new cellphone number.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
12 May 12
I will change it number if I move to another city and will live here for a long time. You know in China, if you have a cell phone number in Shanghai while use it in other city of China, the phone charge will be very great. So if you move to another city and will live there for several years, it is better to get a new number. But when you change your cell phone number, you have to tell all your friends your new number. If you do not do that, you may lose the touch with them.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
It is so troublesome to change a new cellphone number.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
11 May 12
I'm not sure where you live but here in U.S., you don't have to pay long distance fees for the calls that are made from cell phones, for the most part... I k ow there are some cheap local plans out there but most of the plans include long distance calls... I've had my phone number for little over 10 years & lived in 3 different states... I never had to pay long distance fees... Most of the home phone plans include long distance fees as well...
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
Perhaps there are more options, so the mobile providers in USA can have better offer for the customers.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
11 May 12
GSm number did not ask for changing the number maybe if your cellphone is CDMA type, it need new number in the new place
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
No, my cellphone number is GSM.
• Philippines
11 May 12
In our country, we do not have like that whether you are a Postpaid or Prepaid Subscriber. We could keep our mobile number active as long as we want provided that we are going to top-up our balance to avoid SIM expiration. Charges related to distance are only applicable on every phone call transactions from our country to other country. In domestic calls, we will be charged the fix call rate provided by our network provider no matter where in our country we are calling to.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
Making an international call is still expensive here.
@plekenut (365)
• Indonesia
11 May 12
No, i do not need to change it. Because i use the GSM number, but if i use the local cell phone number, i have to change it. Yupz, it will cost much bill in your account.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
I don't want to pay expensive fees, so I probably change my cellphone number anyway.
@Cranos (273)
• Belgium
11 May 12
Wow, what a scam... Isn't it possible to keep the number and just switch to a local provider? If that isn't possible then yes, I'd change my number. Even if it brings some hassle with it.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
This is not possible here.
• India
11 May 12
Now i am a student and i do not travel outside my native land. I will be charged extra only when i am distant from my good land and i don't used to go out from Kerala a lot and i need not to change my sim. I should really change them if i am permanent outside from Kerala, if i do not do it it will be a waste of my money.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
18 May 12
Same here.