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Getting a new telephone number?

jabed
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Getting a new telephone number?

I seem to have inherited an old number and getting occasional phone calls for someone else.

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Oldjim
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Re: Getting a new telephone number?

all numbers are recycled after a suitable delay - several months I believe

Lurch
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Re: Getting a new telephone number?


@jabed wrote:

I seem to have inherited an old number and getting occasional phone calls for someone else.



It happens sometimes.

SpendLessTime
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Re: Getting a new telephone number?

Plusnet will let you change your phone number. The fee several years ago was £30, so it maybe more now.

 

But as @Oldjim says, the "new" number will have been used in the past so you may still get calls for the old owner. All phone number are recycled, I believe that they are made available for re-use after 6 months.