How can I get "ownership" of a very specific phone number?
February 13, 2009 12:01 PM Subscribe
I want to "own" a very specific phone number (non-800). How can I get it?
posted by weston to technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The specific number I want is currently "not in service," which I presume bodes well for its availability. The area code and exchange are 937-866. This appears to belong to "Ameritech Ohio (AT&T)" based on some database lookups, and a wikipedia article
seems to confirm that Ameritech went through a series of acquisitions and mergers to become part of the company currently known as AT&T.
Assuming this is correct, I suppose the question then becomes:how can I talk AT&T to giving out a very specific Ohio phone number to someone who doesn't live in Ohio? Or are there any 3rd parties who might resell service for them who offer this kind of selection?
Any hints appreciated!