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Do They Still Recycle Mobile Numbers?

Postby Brucey » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:19 am

I just looked up my boyfriends new number cos I couldn't remember if he's on t-mobile or o2 and the website said the number was registered in 1997!so either he's had that number for years and he didn't want me to have it or it's recycled-it's o2 and contract if that makes a difference oh and it's an 07808 number-have they been issuing those numbers recently?I know 074 and 075 are pretty new but I haven't come across anyone with a new phone that has an 07808 number
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Do They Still Recycle Mobile Numbers?

Postby Fahy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 am

Yes all networks still recycle numbers. If they didn't then we would have run out of numbers a while ago.
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Do They Still Recycle Mobile Numbers?

Postby Jedidiah » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:56 am

Hi iceicle

Yes, they do, if they didn't they'd eventually run out of numbers.


Also they collect some memorable numbers that they can sell as premium numbers e.g. the numbers that are like 07775 778 779. When they do expire though you can get them re-activated if no one else has taken the number before then.

There are over 40 MILLION unused phones in the UK, with sim cards in most. These are just left for dead so they have to expire at some point. If you think about it there wouldn't be a phone recycling business otherwise.

Surveys state that only 10% of people have actually recycled their phone through ebay, gumtree or mazumamobile-like stores.

Hope this helps.
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Postby Horado » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 am

Of course they do.
They would run out of numbers if they didnt.
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Postby gervaso35 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:39 am

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