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Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 05, 2012 5:01 pm

I still have the same cell phone number I got when I started college, and the college's area code is the one I still have. I don't plan to ever go back to that area and really want to stay in the market where I attend law school, despite not really having any other ties to the area. I am getting a new cell phone and have been considering switching my phone number to one with the area code for this city. Do you think this would indicate an intention to stay in the area to employers? Is it worth the minor inconvenience of having to make sure all the people I want to stay in touch with have my new phone number?

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat May 05, 2012 5:07 pm

It's pretty minor, but I think it's worth it. Your number is going to be at the top of your resume and it supports your story (albeit in a very small way) that you want to work and stay in that area.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:13 pm

Can't you do this already paying $10 for Google Voice? I guess it might help, but having a local, non-campus address and no "Home Address" from a different area would a much bigger signal to me.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 05, 2012 5:14 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:Can't you do this already paying $10 for Google Voice? I guess it might help, but having a local, non-campus address and no "Home Address" from a different area would a much bigger signal to me.


I actually don't really know how Google Voice works, but I will look into this option too. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 05, 2012 5:19 pm

Whoops, double post.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby NYC2014 » Mon May 07, 2012 11:59 pm

I'm keeping my exclusive 212 number until the day I DIE.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby Sandro » Tue May 08, 2012 3:02 am

Google voice is free and can forward calls from your number of choice to your phone. Problem solved.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby seatown12 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:04 am

OP never wants to go back to his current area code. Get a new number and text it to all your contacts, then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time. It's not like changing a phone number is some unheard-of thing, especially when you've moved.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby albanach » Tue May 08, 2012 8:15 am

seatown12 wrote:OP never wants to go back to his current area code. Get a new number and text it to all your contacts, then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time. It's not like changing a phone number is some unheard-of thing, especially when you've moved.


Or get a new number in your current area code and port the old one to Google Voice - http://support.google.com/voice/bin/ans ... er=1065667

Now the calls you make are from and will display your new number, while everyone with your old number can still reach you.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby nymario » Tue May 08, 2012 11:53 am

NYC2014 wrote:I'm keeping my exclusive 212 number until the day I DIE.


Same with my 917. While it's certainly not as balling as 212, it does rank a close second.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:54 am

nymario wrote:
NYC2014 wrote:I'm keeping my exclusive 212 number until the day I DIE.


Same with my 917. While it's certainly not as balling as 212, it does rank a close second.

There are 212 cell phones?

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:00 pm

seatown12 wrote:then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time.
Where can you still make a phone call without dialing 10 digits?

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby kapachino » Tue May 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Get a Google Voice number and save your money.


rinkrat19 wrote:
seatown12 wrote:then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time.
Where can you still make a phone call without dialing 10 digits?



Oklahoma.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:12 pm

kapachino wrote:Get a Google Voice number and save your money.


rinkrat19 wrote:
seatown12 wrote:then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time.
Where can you still make a phone call without dialing 10 digits?



Oklahoma.
Huh.

Even on a cell phone? My cell phones have always required 10 digits, even before the landlines around here did.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby albanach » Tue May 08, 2012 12:36 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Huh.

Even on a cell phone? My cell phones have always required 10 digits, even before the landlines around here did.


For local calls? How strange. I'm not sure about cell phones since I don't carry one, but our landline won't even let me make a local call if I dial 10 digits.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:43 pm

albanach wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Huh.

Even on a cell phone? My cell phones have always required 10 digits, even before the landlines around here did.


For local calls? How strange. I'm not sure about cell phones since I don't carry one, but our landline won't even let me make a local call if I dial 10 digits.
Yes, for local calls. Because the local calling area has multiple area codes, as I assume most metro areas do now.

You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby albanach » Tue May 08, 2012 2:35 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.


The last time I checked, seven digits were enough for nine million phone numbers.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby kapachino » Tue May 08, 2012 2:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
kapachino wrote:Get a Google Voice number and save your money.


rinkrat19 wrote:
seatown12 wrote:then enjoy not dialing 10 digits all the time.
Where can you still make a phone call without dialing 10 digits?



Oklahoma.
Huh.

Even on a cell phone? My cell phones have always required 10 digits, even before the landlines around here did.



On landlines. Cell phones are different ball of wax.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:42 pm

albanach wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.


The last time I checked, seven digits were enough for nine million phone numbers.

off by almost 1 million brah

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:47 pm

albanach wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.


The last time I checked, seven digits were enough for nine million phone numbers.
The phone companies must be doing it wrong, then. You should tell them.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby seatown12 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:50 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Yes, for local calls. Because the local calling area has multiple area codes, as I assume most metro areas do now.

Seattle and San Francisco just have one, but you still need 10 digits I guess. I always dial all 10 anyway so I didn't even realize it wasn't possible not to any more. Oh well.
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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby albanach » Tue May 08, 2012 2:52 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
albanach wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.


The last time I checked, seven digits were enough for nine million phone numbers.

off by almost 1 million brah


Brain fart, sorry. So there's even more numbers and yes, the phone companies must be doing it wrong.

I'll call them after finals.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 08, 2012 3:00 pm

seatown12 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Yes, for local calls. Because the local calling area has multiple area codes, as I assume most metro areas do now.

Seattle and San Francisco just have one, but you still need 10 digits I guess. I always dial all 10 anyway so I didn't even realize it wasn't possible not to any more. Oh well.
Seattle proper only has one, but the greater Sea-Tac area has 206, 253 and 425. Looks like a similar deal for SF/Bay Area.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby nymario » Tue May 08, 2012 7:06 pm

albanach wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
albanach wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You must live in an extremely sparsely populated area.


The last time I checked, seven digits were enough for nine million phone numbers.

off by almost 1 million brah


Brain fart, sorry. So there's even more numbers and yes, the phone companies must be doing it wrong.

I'll call them after finals.


I think he meant that you were off by 1M in the other direction. You can't start a number with a 1 or a 0.

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Re: Changing your phone number to indicate commitment to market?

Postby albanach » Tue May 08, 2012 8:21 pm

nymario wrote:I think he meant that you were off by 1M in the other direction. You can't start a number with a 1 or a 0.


Says who? We've already established the phone companies are doing it wrong. I was originally ruling out starting with a 1, but really there's no technical reason a local area cannot start with a 1 and I can think of even less reason to exclude zero. A 1 used to be useful for indicating long distance, but that's not really necessary, you can simply see how many digits were dialed and route the call accordingly.




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