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 -