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Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:48 pm

So in the proces of going through all that there is to do in the process of buying a home (and the more I think I've done, the more I feel like I've forgotten) I logged in to AT&T/SBC's website to move my service.

After more than 36 hours of trying intermittently (both online and offline including 2 hours on hold*...grr...) I finally succeeded in completing an order.

At my current place, I can't remember how I chose the number I wound up with... I think it was the one at the top of the list...or the most zeroes...or something like that.

My new place will be at 1785 ... Road. One of the options in the list was xxx-yyy-1785. I grabbed it. Yeah, I'm a geek, but I thought it was kind of cool.

So does your phone number (landline, cell or other) have any meaning attached to it?

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:59 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
My new place will be at 1785 ... Road. One of the options in the list was xxx-yyy-1785. I grabbed it. Yeah, I'm a geek, but I thought it was kind of cool.

I don't know if it has some kind of "symbolism", but my cellular last four digits are XXX - 6969. And I'm pretty serious about that.
Is the "69" an "enigmatic" number?
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:20 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
So does your phone number (landline, cell or other) have any meaning attached to it?

My personal cell phone number doesn't, but our home phone does. It's my birthday, sort of. The last four are 8716. So 1987 (87), 1 June (6).

I used to use three digit aircraft codes to remember my grandmother's phone number. The area code was 772 and the first three numbers for the local number were 388. So I used to remember it by "Boeing 777-200" (772), Airbus A380-800 (388). Then the last four, which had no significance.

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 1):
6969. And I'm pretty serious about that.
Is the "69" an "enigmatic" number?

The last four on one of my parents licencse plates is "9696". But the 69, at least to many teenagers and young adults, is a sort of sex symbol.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):
But the 69, at least to many teenagers and young adults, is a sort of sex symbol.

haha, you said 69...  duck 

my house phone number's last three digits are 123... does that count?
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:21 pm

Last for digits of my cellphone number are my birthday (ddmm), chosen on purpose  Smile

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Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:24 pm

I asked for this on purpose:
907.xxx.kiwi (5494) it keeps it simple to remember and no one else forgets it!
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:51 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
My new place will be at 1785 ... Road. One of the options in the list was xxx-yyy-1785. I grabbed it. Yeah, I'm a geek, but I thought it was kind of cool

Family friends growing up had the same thing...they lived at 1740 ... Drive, and their phone number ended with -1740...I think, as far as I know, it was a coincidence though...
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:53 pm

my number is 077AB CD ABAB

I was assigned that back in the day when mobiles were new, and numbers meaningful. Ive kept it ever since and only had to transfer it once.
 
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Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:05 pm

My sell phone number spells out my last name.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:49 pm

One of my magic numbers is "3 22 66":
When I rented an apartment during my studies I had to take over an existing telephone contract. The phone number was 32266, which was exactly my student matriculation number. Funny.

Another magic phone number was "142024":
Living in Aachen, Germany, I never recognized the "magic" of that number until my dad told me: Your phone number is really easy to remember. I only dial the the city code (0241 for Aachen) up and down and up again until the bell rings.

And guess what: Nowadays you can dial my bank account number (the last 6 digits) to get me to the phone.

I don't know where it comes from ... It's just magic.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:54 pm

My cell # ends with a 666. Big grin


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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:00 pm

No, both of my phone numbers are random numbers that I got from T-Mobile and T-Home respectively.

But my parents' phone number is almost the same like the number of a local pizza delivery service, once or twice a month someone calls to order pizza and I always made a big fun out of it when I was still living at home, e.g. I pretended that I noted down the order and shouted (while they guy was still on the phone): "Giovanni, the Stronzo on the phone just ordered something, make a disgusting tuna and an even more disgusting ham pizza for this idiot, use the tuna and the ham that felt on the floor".  rotfl 

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:50 pm

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 10):
My cell # ends with a 666.

That's really scary. I prefer mine [6969].
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:51 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):
The last four on one of my parents licencse plates is "9696". But the 69, at least to many teenagers and young adults, is a sort of sex symbol.

Thanks for the explanation.
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:30 am

The first three numbers for my home phone is 666.  devil 

I don't even know what my cell phone number is....
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):
The last four on one of my parents licencse plates is "9696". But the 69, at least to many teenagers and young adults, is a sort of sex symbol.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:37 am

nope, just nice and simple to remember. only 4 diff numbers
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:48 am

Both my home phone and my cell phone numbers are random, but fairly easy to remember. One is quite neat, in that its first 3 digits are the square roots of the last 3 digits (or, depending on how you see it, the last 3 are the squares of the first 3  Wink ) : 322-944.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):
But my parents' phone number is almost the same like the number of a local pizza delivery service, once or twice a month someone calls to order pizza and I always made a big fun out of it when I was still living at home, e.g. I pretended that I noted down the order and shouted (while they guy was still on the phone): "Giovanni, the Stronzo on the phone just ordered something, make a disgusting tuna and an even more disgusting ham pizza for this idiot, use the tuna and the ham that felt on the floor".

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Priceless! I sooo hope I'll have the opportunity to do that some day Big grin
 
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:46 pm

My mobile phone ends with -66 289

-Have been approached by some vintage Mustang owners inquiring if I was interested in selling it  no 

On another note, I used to live at 1701A Bayview ave. in Toronto. That was quite a hit with some trekkies.

-Got a new car last week, the numbers on the licence-plate that came with it are -26097. Didn't see any significance in that until my wife cheerfully points out that one of our sons was born on Sept. 26 and the other one on July 9th.


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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:12 pm

The first three digits of my cell phone are 7X7 (I'll tell you it's a Boeing  Wink) and the last four digits of my cell phone are 2138, with my old address in the Midwest being one less, 2137.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:11 pm

A part of my mobile phone number is **73772. So I have both 737 and 772 and my home phone is ****742  Smile
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:34 pm

I used to have 305-867-5309 as a mobile, but I got too many prank calls on that number for some reason. I've since changed numbers.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:23 pm

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 18):
My mobile phone ends with -66 289

-Have been approached by some vintage Mustang owners inquiring if I was interested in selling it

Well, my phone number ends with 318 74. Haven't been approached by any Plymouth Duster owners yet, though.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:16 pm

I use my birthday as the last 4 digits...and the middle 3 are 345...can't get any easier than that!
 
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:18 pm

Only thing I can think of is my Cell phone numbers end with 737 & 757 respectively as I work on those Aircraft.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:46 pm

LOL That's Funny!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):
But my parents' phone number is almost the same like the number of a local pizza delivery service, once or twice a month someone calls to order pizza and I always made a big fun out of it when I was still living at home, e.g. I pretended that I noted down the order and shouted (while they guy was still on the phone): "Giovanni, the Stronzo on the phone just ordered something, make a disgusting tuna and an even more disgusting ham pizza for this idiot, use the tuna and the ham that felt on the floor". rotfl

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I love stories like that one.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:24 pm

Mine doesn't mean anything, but I used to have a really easy number back in Norway, 51 699 699
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:43 pm

I have a buddy named Nate and his cell number is xxx-xxx-NATE, it was a total coincidence. At my parents' old house, our phone number was xxx-xxx-8497. Coincidentally when I got my first cell phone, that number also ended in 8497.
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:43 pm

My cell number has my favorite number in it 5 times. Pretty much the easiest phone number ever.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:13 pm

My home phone number contains the digit sequence 202020. And yes, I work for the phone company  Smile

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:48 pm

My last cell number included: "53787" which spells JESUS on "traditional" handsets (not Blackberry of such).

My current one: xx-SALAD-BATH

Love it.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 28):
My cell number has my favorite number in it 5 times. Pretty much the easiest phone number ever.

Not quite. My best friend's cell number (by chance) is XXX-335-1000.  wink 
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:38 am

The last six numbers of my land line and my mobile are the same, but in a different order.

What are the chances of that?

Well, apparently quite high. Six billion people live on the planet and a million to one chances happen every single day.

Quite amazing, or not???

Who knows.

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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:42 am

My phone number symbolizes the annoyance of my girlfriend calling me multiple times daily.
 
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:14 am

My cell phone's area code is 757. I'm moving to the Atlanta area next weekend but I'm going to keep my number for obvious reasons.  Smile
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 34):
My cell phone's area code is 757. I'm moving to the Atlanta area next weekend but I'm going to keep my number for obvious reasons.

Not worth it in the end. I used to have a cell phone with a Chicagoland area code (630), then moved to Kansas for college (having spent 2 years of HS in the USA - Chicagoland), and I couldn't stand having to tell everyone my area code. Eventually I just got a local number and it's sooooo much easier.
 
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RE: Does Your Phone Number Have Any Symbolism?

Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:47 am

Yes. My cell phone number was a random assignment. One day I was bored and figured out that the 9 digits spell something (though I won't post it all here). 1-FUN-xxx-EVIL  devil 
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