Attention! I have a new phone number

Until approximately an hour ago, I had the same phone number for several years (approximately 3/4 of a decade). Now, I have a new phone number. If you want to know it, do the following:

Type the following into your browser’s location bar: My first name and last name (without spaces), “.com”, then a forward slash “/”. After that, type my old phone number (without parenthesis) and press enter. You should then see my new cell phone number!

With the new number, please update all of your contact info on your cell phone, address book software, and sticky notes. Thanks!

Why the switch? Simple, really… my Motorola v300 was horrible! I was unable to hear (except in speakerphone — and then only sometimes), the UI was bad, it would crash quite often, and neither of our phones would recieve any signal at our house.

We just started using nice (non-flip) Nokias (with Verizon instead of T-Mobile) and we’re loving it.

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8 Responses to “Attention! I have a new phone number”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Whatever happened to number portability?

  2. Steve says:

    Verizon? Hope you don’t mind paying for functionality that should be built into your phone, but comes disabled so Verizon can make an extra buck.

  3. Thanks! Your new-number-page url is not internationally aware though, a nice “+1” prefix symlink would be nice 😉

    You got my new number, right? I changed numbers too recently (yeah, we can keep numbers when switching providers, but this is a work phone)

  4. Tuomas, oops… forgot international people on that URL thing… adding support

  5. Anon:
    Seriously. I tried getting my number ported, but they told me it was impossible since I live in the Boston area. They only told me this AFTER it was too late to do anything else but cancel my old phone company and use the “placeholder” numbers.

    Yeah, I don’t have bluetooth. It totally sucks. It was either pay a little less (with someone else) and have bluetooth or go with Verizon and have a phone that actually works for calling from home. ):

  6. Steve says:

    With phones like the Motorola E815 that I have, you can get a link cable and hack the firmware to enable bluetooth. You might want to look around and see if people have been able to do that with your phone.

  7. Jerome says:

    Garrett, Long time no see. I e-mailed you.

    You know there are a few ways around all the verizon blocks. Without hacking the firmware. Cool little tricks. Just ask me about it.

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