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 -
Can you help me figure out what model of Ford Pick-up truck these parts can fit? (links to large pictures of parts and serial numbers inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Jan 3, 2008 -
How are house numbers allotted in Walton County, FL? The fellow at the courthouse said it is determined by distance and has something to do with emergency services. The house right next door to me is 53, but my number is 61. Why isn't it 55? Googling has failed me.
posted by wsg
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Can anyone help me find the most-sold NFL football jersey number? e.g., Have more #7's been sold than any other number, regardless of team or player?
posted by robstercraw
on Dec 20, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
Does anyone have a back-end number for HPShopping.com, i.e. a means to call from Canada? [more inside]
posted by strangelove
on Jun 19, 2007 -
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 -
Anyone know where you can find some nice 1/2 house numbers online? (I live at 217 1/2 N. joshuaconner St. and want to put my address outside.)
posted by joshuaconner
on Feb 23, 2007 -
Does anyone have experience with buying, selling or swapping UK "cherished reg" car number plates? [more inside]
posted by sagwalla
on Jan 31, 2007 -
I have an old Cell phone from the states ( i just moved to the US Virgin Islands) that I would like to have go to voicemail only (thus keeping the number for if / when I move back to the states and so I dont have to update everyone with my new number (they can just call it, leave a message and I can return the call with my local cell) but I am having a hard time finding a service that accomplishes this.
I want to keep my current number (on verizon wireless) but I dont want to pay 40 some bucks a month just for voicemail (thats their cheapest plan) a search online found a few options but they seem expensive... I'd like to pay something like 60 70 80 a year for this... Is that service out there where I can port my number over?
posted by crewshell
on Oct 12, 2006 -
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 -
Since the dawn of recorded time, you can use a certain easy to remember serial number1
to install any Autodesk product. This number is widely known and used by the "try before you buy" crowd2
. Why would this be so? Any conjectures on why Autodesk hasn't plugged this hole?
1I won't post the actual #, lets say it starts with a multiple of 100 and then has a bunch of digits in sequence.
2Or so my friends tell me.
posted by skree
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Asking for a friend... He's interested in examples of number systems not based on western sets of 10. Anyone know of good info on non-standard number systems used in other cultures or for niche purposes, such as hexadecimal?
posted by efalk
on Mar 9, 2006 -
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.
posted by neustile
on Jun 28, 2005 -
Does anyone have a simple, reasonably fair, method for generating random numbers in their head (or with pen and paper)? [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke
on Jun 24, 2005 -
Why was (is) 666 the number of the beast? Revelation says that the number of the beast is six hundred threescore and six; I know the verse, but I'm curious as to why that's the number and not, say, 555, 637, or 8. [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing
on Mar 26, 2005 -
I have seen numbers on the back of books that puzzle me; they look like this: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13
. What do these mean?
posted by msacheson
on Aug 16, 2004 -