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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't call me, I'll call you. No, seriously, I'll call you. Don't call me.

I'm currently out of work and looking for a new job. I share a cell plan with my family, but thanks to the combination of my having little money coming in and my sister & her boyfriend deciding that text messages are super fun, my phone's been cut off. So now I have dozens of resumes floating around with a bad phone number! How do I let prospective employers know my new number? [more inside]
posted by aristan on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me keep my phone number a year from now

Canadian Phone Question: I'll be leaving my city and province for a year, and I'd like to make sure that I have the same phone number when I return as when I left. What are my (cheapest) options? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Point me in the right direction...

I need to find a Phone Number Bank-type service that works for Houston, TX phone numbers. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Formatting Phone Numbers

Why are certain phone numbers written out differently on web pages, e-mails, business cards, etc? Such as 123-456-7890 or 123.456.7890? How did this originate and are there situations where one format is more appropriate than another?
posted by debit on Aug 7, 2007 - 40 answers

Keeping my cell number alive for 2 years

CellPhoneFilter: What's the cheapest/best way for me to keep my US cell phone number while I'm gone abroad for 2 years? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Weird phone numbers showing up on my cell phone caller ID

There are weird phone numbers showing up on my caller ID - what's going on? What should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Jun 13, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I get my old phone number back?

How do I purchase my old phone number? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Oct 14, 2006 - 4 answers

800 Number: Pro's and Con's

I'm considering getting a 1-800 number. How best to go about this, and is there a chance I could get burned with a huge bill? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Oct 5, 2006 - 15 answers

VOIP vanity numbers

Is there a VOIP service like Vonage that lets you choose your own phone number (not just the area code?) Vonage does not currently support such "vanity numbers." Note I am not trying to move a current phone number over but create a new one from scratch if it is available. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jun 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Knowing a phone number's provider.

Is there a way — given a phone number — to know the provider of the phone service? [more inside]
posted by silusGROK on Jun 8, 2005 - 6 answers

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