Join 3,377 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

81 posts tagged with number. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 81. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (22)
+ (15)
+ (6)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Anonymous (3)
zardoz (2)
andrew cooke (2)
Toekneesan (2)

What happens when I dial 999 in the States?

Let's say I'm in the USA and I dial the UK emergency number (999), or I'm in the UK and I dial the US emergency number (911) or the European number (112). What happens? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jun 11, 2014 - 18 answers

How best to get rid of office landline?

I work from home and have an established business phone number that I need to keep. I'd like to port the number somewhere that sends the call to voicemail and return the call with my cell phone. I don't need to call from the office number, just receive voicemails. Do you have any recommendations for services you like that are cheap? I found "parkmyphone.com" which says what I need would be $5/mo plus $20 transfer fee to port the number, but don't know if it is reliable. I don't know anything about Skype or voip solutions. GoogleVoice doesn't allow landlines to be ported into it. If it matters, I have an Android Galaxy S4 with T-mobile for my cell service. Thanks!
posted by DB Cooper on May 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Should I port my cell phone number to my new employer?

I've had my cell phone number for 10 years. My new employer is a large non-profit organization (thousands of employees). They'll buy me a new phone and pay for the service. They won't just reimburse me for my service plan as my last employer did. I don't really want to carry a second phone and have a second plan. It seems that if I want to take advantage of this benefit, I'd need to use the university phone as my primary phone and port my phone number over to the university. I'm trying to figure out if I should do this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2013 - 20 answers

Reverse Phone Search For US Address?

I want to do a reverse phone search on a US cell number... In the past I have used intelius.com for this purpose but lately my experiance with them hasn't been very great. How else can I do this? Thanks!
posted by audio on Oct 23, 2013 - 3 answers

What are some scary numbers?

I'm thinking about setting up a tongue in cheek project for Halloween that involves showing numbers that are scary. What numbers (with the context of a description) make you anxious, or at least spook you a bit on first glance? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Oct 5, 2013 - 47 answers

Is there a language where I use less brackets?

Linguistics filter: Are there languages with an inflection of whatever type that denotes indeterminacy in its category? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

how did this get here I am not good with cell phone

This is probably a question that has been answered before and I am just too panicky to figure it out right now, but what is the best option for saving my US phone number while I am abroad? Is Google Voice a solid option? I leave in two days, I use Virgin Mobile, and I want to save it indefinitely. Additional small side question about Swedish phones (specifically iPhone use in Sweden), but mostly confused about porting a number for usage abroad. [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Aug 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Need to get a person's cell phone number. It's probably an iPhone.

First things first: I'm not a stalker and I won't do anything illegal. I've found the person who is almost certainly my birthmother. I need her cell phone number. I believe it's an iPhone. I also have an iPhone, for what it's worth. Please note: this question is not about whether it's a good idea to contact this person. Nor is it about whether I should contact her via an alternate method. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jun 4, 2013 - 20 answers

Can a transcendental number raised to an algebraic power be algebraic?

Can a transcendental number such as pi, be raised to an irrational, but algebraic power resulting in an algebraic solution? Complex solutions would be acceptable. There might be a quick proof here, or there might not be. - Thanks for any help you can offer answering this! (And I promise that this isn't for a class or anything like that!)
posted by ch3cooh on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Give me songs that count

What other songs feature a series of numbers, either in or out of sequence? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Feb 16, 2013 - 91 answers

This is not the debtor you're looking for.

Multiple collection agencies have been calling my house for years asking for some dude we have never heard of. Telling Agency A this doesn't prevent Agencies B, C, D, and so on from calling anyway. The Attorney General told me we're SOL. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jan 14, 2013 - 22 answers

Getting an IMEI from an iPhone 4 serial number

My iPhone 4 was stolen. The police detectives want the IMEI number. I never backed up the phone or synced it to my computer, so I can't access the IMEI through iTunes. I don't have the original packaging. I do, however, have the phone's serial number. Is there a way to somehow use this number to get the IMEI? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Using Google Voice (or similar) to forward calls and texts

I'm considering porting my personal cell phone to Google Voice so that calls and texts can be forwarded to my newly acquired work cell phone. If you've done this, please see my specific questions/concerns. [more inside]
posted by Swede78 on Jan 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Are my US friends paying extra to text me now that I live in Canada?

I used Textfree on my iPad and have a US number. I've since moved to Canada and I'm wondering if my friends in the US will now be charged when they text me? In other words, does it matter where I'm physically located? It's free for me but I'm concerned there might be costs on the other end.
posted by Babushka on Nov 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Can I return a new car?

We bought a new car last week. I want to return it... [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Sep 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Pie chart in Word with dollar amounts?

How to make a pie chart in Word with dollar amounts, not percentages? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Ahoy, bull manure on the Verizon!

What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 30, 2012 - 16 answers

what's that number?

What's this number? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Have I been given the wong (tracking) number here ?

I've ordered a dress on behalf of the wife and it is being made and shipped from the Ukraine. They have given us a tracking number, but I suspect it is an incorrect one: The number supplied starts with RA, then has 9 digits and ends with UA. I've looked at the USPS Track & Confirm page and there is no RA suffix, only RE - and they always end in US, not UA So have I been given bogus info ?
posted by Webbster on Oct 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Number of Google hits

I have a column of words in an excel file. I want to get the number of google results for each phrase in my file. Is there a simple way to do this? [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

What's the story behind a UK license plate with only digits?

What's the story behind a UK license plate with only digits? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Double a column/cell in Excel

Excel 2007 question: I have several cells/columns of numbers that I simply need to double. So 5 becomes 10, 9 becomes 18, etc. I'm an Excel n00b and can't figure this out for the life of me. Help! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 4, 2010 - 12 answers

FML

How can I find my Macbook's serial number without the Macbook? [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Oct 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Verizon+VerizonFamily->AT&TFamily

Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Don't want to give up my telephone number

What is the simplest and cheapest way to hold onto a telephone number? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Aug 9, 2010 - 12 answers

When you're too old for a single box of candles

A friend recently had a birthday, but because of her age, they couldn't really fit enough candles on the cake without it becoming absurd, so they represented her age by using the number of candles in the digits of her age—a group of five on the left, three on the right for 53. Is there a name for that kind of representation of a number?
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Could this be a scam?

A couple of wannabe college students showed up at my door asking if I would be interested in a $1,500 home security system and lifetime service in exchange for posting a security company sign in my front yard. They left me a card to fill out that asked for all my crucial information, including social security number and date of birth, that had boxes to check for accepting, or rejecting, the promotional offer. The card they left didn't have the name of the alarm company on it, a website address, phone number, nada. What do the guys get out of it? The company pays them $500 toward their tuition for every customer they sign up. What does the company get out of it? Supposedly, free lawn signeage/advertising.
posted by zagyzebra on Jul 10, 2010 - 30 answers

T-t-t-telephone

I got a phone number at a bar...Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 18 answers

POW 1UP

Is there a closed-form method for finding the unique subsets from the power set of prime factors of an integer? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Need the part # for a 2009 Ford Focus Passenger-side Mirror

I'm trying to find part number(s) to repair a sideswiped passenger side mirror on a 2009 Ford Focus. Most of the mirror is intact, so I'd like to replace only the piece that clips the mirror into the holder cavity. If this isn't possible, I'll grudgingly pony up for the whole mirror assembly. Bonus question: is there a place to buy the part in Orlando, FL before Sunday? Thanks!
posted by jlabrash on Dec 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Integer Base Calculation in Reverse

Math question: Converting a number to a different base is easy enough, but how do I convert it backwards if I already know the end result? In other words, if I know that the number in base 32 is "12", then what is the original number in letters and numbers? [more inside]
posted by cmcmcm on Dec 1, 2009 - 12 answers

iTunes keeps reordering my songs!

iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 12, 2009 - 7 answers

living without a Social Insurance Number

Do you live and work without a social insurance number in Canada? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 13, 2009 - 17 answers

you don't even need $26 anymore.

How is it legal to post people's social security numbers on the internet for everyone to see? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jun 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Wierd secret messages on the radio.

When I was a child there used to be cryptic messages on BBC Radio Four between the news and weather etc. that were weird and cryptic (as in they shouldn't have been on mainstream radio), but dull - stuff like "Mrs. Smith from Doncaster needs to contact her family in Hull". I have been told they were used for spies to communicate - does anyone know any more about this? I think it's something like those code words on the Tube that get announced if there's something going on. And numbers stations of course!
posted by debord on Jun 4, 2009 - 7 answers

#,###

I need a custom number format for Excel that only gives me a decimal when I need it. [more inside]
posted by lou on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

How many sunrises in 24 hours?

How many sunrises could you see in 24 hours? [more inside]
posted by muthecow on Apr 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Trying to get to the "root" of things. Sorry.

Totally naive math-filter. What is the relationship between percentage difference between two real numbers and the percentage difference between their squares? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Apr 5, 2009 - 8 answers

A drop in the river

How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Girl Give me Phone Number, but Forgets Area Code.

Amazing girl I meet at a show gives me her phone number, but forgets to give me the area code. Main problem: I barely know anything about her - not even her name. How can I get in touch? [more inside]
posted by Risiko on Mar 5, 2009 - 32 answers

How can I get "ownership" of a very specific phone number?

I want to "own" a very specific phone number (non-800). How can I get it? [more inside]
posted by weston on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Is there an easy way to save my cell phone number?

Are there any new cheap options for saving my cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by Pinwiz on Feb 7, 2009 - 3 answers

"You know my name, look up the number"

Sports jersey questions: Why is the baseball pitcher with a single-digit number such a rarity? Why do hockey goalies usually wear 1, or something in the 30s? And why are 2-7 usually worn by defensemen? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jan 11, 2009 - 7 answers

How to get a certain non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail?

How to get a specific non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail? [more inside]
posted by ggruschow on Dec 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Artist Forming a Business

What is the difference between a Master of Business License and a LLC in Washington State? Which one would be more appropriate for a freelance artist/product designer/jeweler to have? I need to have a Tax ID number for my business, is that the same as a UBI number? Thanks!
posted by bdoop21 on Dec 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Need suggestions in finding call forwarding/virtual phone number service

I am looking for a call forwarding service. I would like to have a single phone number that would not change. I would then like to forward any calls to this number to multiple phones simultaneously. No call screening needed, just have whichever phone picks up the call first take the call. [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek on Nov 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Searching for activation number for debit card.

I have a debit card from my credit union. I tore the activation sticker off of it before calling the number. Any way I can find the number somehow?
posted by ofthestrait on Aug 17, 2008 - 8 answers

a shitty question

Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2008 - 25 answers

How do I port my number to Cricket from Vonage.

Cricket says it isn't possible to port my phone number from Vonage but there has to be a way, right? What's the cheapest way to accomplish this? I'm assuming I'd need to port it somewhere else first. Or not?
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Page: 1 2