Do you have same cell phone number as you had 10 years ago?

@icesmile (7160)
Romania
June 22, 2009 2:28pm CST
My question is that if you like keep same phone number for long time? I have same number 11 years , i never change, i like to keep same. Of course that i have other number too, for my wok place, or fix phone in my house, but my personal cell phone number i have same, for long time. How many time o you keep same cell phone number?
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@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I've had same cell phone number for about 7 or 8 years now. I have ported my cell phone number ported from my previous carrier about a year and a half ago. I know number portability isn't anything new at this point. I think I've been through 3 different cell phone service provider with this same number, including tmobile I have now. Well, technically 2. I started out with Nextel, then they merged with Sprint, then I ported the number over to current phone.
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@jazel_juan (15752)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
not really 10 years but more or less 5 years i have the same cellphone number, i do not like changing it because it is tiring information everyone that you changed numbers..so i like to have one number only.
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@rsa101 (29889)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I too have mine for quite sometime already it has been with me since I got married ago about 8 years ago and I have not changed it ever since. I have changed many cellphone but I still use the same number and never tried to changed it.
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@tonyllenium (6259)
• Italy
22 Jun 09
Yes i don'tchange my phone number usually..so i have the same till i had in the past as well!! I think when you change it is quite boring seeing that people may be continue to call in your old one and so when you start with a new number is always a problem..so for that i won't change it so often!
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• United States
22 Jun 09
I sure do, Icesmile! I know I'm in the minority, but I find the cell phone to be really annoying. I seldom turn it on, but it's there in case of emergency, or if I have an urgent need to make a call during work hours, since there are no phones readily available for us. I go to the parking lot and take care of business and turn it back off. I've never even tried to use all the features available. Then, I hate chatting on the phone at home, too. It's just not my thing!
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@Mitraa (3187)
• India
22 Jun 09
I am using only one cell phone number for the last six years since I started using cell phone. Of course, the network operator had made a modification in it in the first year of my use! Hope, the same number will continue with me for a long time! Thanks for this nice posting and have a good day!
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
I don't have the same cellphone number 10 years ago. I am using my cellphone number for about a year now. I have changed my cellphone number from time to time. How I wish I could keep the same number but there are times that I receive prank calls at night from someone I don't know, I used to have a stalker, etc. thats why I changed my cellphone number.
@indahfth (11169)
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
I have never had the phone number that survive to one year. now I try to maintain my phone number. friends or relatives often complain that they often change my number.
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
7 Jul 09
Same here. I got my cell phone for my eighteenth birthday, and I still use the same number now, ten years later. I also have other two numbers, one is as old as the first one, since I bought it only a few months later. I moved, I changed the group of people I used to go out with, but I guess I'll always keep this connection with the past.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
5 Jul 09
As a matter of fact I do. I got a phone for business use and I maintain it for that reason.
• India
24 Jun 09
I have the same cell number from the time i bought my first mobile phone and i am sure that it is not going to change for long.
• Indonesia
24 Jun 09
I already have my cellphone number since 9 years ago, never changed it until today. I am quite satisfied by the provider service, never have any problem with the signal. Besides my cellphone number,I also have CDMA number since 2 years ago, it is much cheaper calling or SMSing with that number.
• Italy
24 Jun 09
10 years back i dont have a cell phone but now i have one and from last 4 years i am using the same number. I think only cheaters and fraudulent ppllz change their numbers.
@artofreed (130)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 09
11 years !! Wow !!. I've had One of my cell number maybe about 4 years. I have another cellphone number which always change depend upon the project which I get.
@angelajoy (1836)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I've changed my cellphone number lots of times in the past 10 years, so I think people would have a harder time contacting me. My boyfriend still has the same number, though, because he wants to make it easy for people to contact him no matter how long they haven't met each other. He's a people person and I'm not, so I think our choices in keeping our numbers or not just reflects our personalities.
@just4you0 (421)
• India
23 Jun 09
Well, i like to keep my same number but i am just 20yrs so when i was 10 years old i didnt have any cell phone. I have the same number from 2 years, but i keep two with me.
@baz5687 (131)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Yes, its the way to save money, just switch companies, keep the same number.
@magic9 (981)
• China
23 Jun 09
I've been using the same number for over 6 years, but not 10-year long. I bet many people refuse to change in fear of losing contact with some friends and very important clients.
• Japan
23 Jun 09
No, We never had mobiles before 10 years in India. Mobile arrived around the year 2000 and spread drastically. I bought my mobile 4 years ago and I have not changed it. I just love my number. Even I dont stay in India, I have not locked the number. I wil continue with that for more years.
• United States
23 Jun 09
lol I have had over 10 cell phone numbers. :o) Now, I use tracfones. I wait till the contract runs out if I do not like a company and then go to a new one, but I have found that the tracfones keep the signal better and have very few dropped calls, plus no contracts and no bills! :o)For the home phone, we like to keep it the same. :o) Good discussion.