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|05-09-2012, 12:09 PM||#16|
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|05-14-2012, 06:00 PM||#17|
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I'm not sure if they still do it, but similar to what was mentioned above, landlines are the easiest way to do this: Qwest used to charge a $50 fee and you could get any landline number that you wanted, provided it was a local exchange, and available.
I used this for my mom about 5 years back who could NEVER remember her cell phone number (not for lack of trying... She's not even that old. It just wouldn't click lol). I decided to give her a birthday gift: I got Qwest to bring out a second landline, ported the number to Sprint about a week later. Mom now as xxx-8194 for the landline she's had forever, and xxx-8195 for the cell. Problem solved for a total of around 57 bucks (50 + a week of prorated service and taxes)
In fact it worked so well that her girlfriends asked her how she was so lucky (similar minds cant grasp similar things like own cell phone numbers I guess lol) and after she did the "my son's a genius" spiel I was nice and sat the same thing up for 4 of them--3 of them were lucky enough to get the same prefix with their cell number one digit off, and the other got a different prefix (the other major landline prefix in town) with the same last 4 as their landline.
Again that's been about 5 years, and since mom's social circle can remember their numbers now I haven't been called to do it since lol
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