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how many phone numbers do you have?

 
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New York City is getting another area code. In the local paper, someone was quoted as saying "I'm surprised the demand for phone numbers is so big to begin with".

I'm not. People have multiple phone numbers which made the demand explode. So I'm wondering how many people have.

I have 4:
  • Home phone
  • Work smart phone
  • Old prepaid cell phone (I don't keep it on or carry it around, but do still own it and pay a small amount per year to keep it active)
  • iPad (don't use it for calls, but it has a phone number assigned)


  • All four of these have a New York City (or outer borough) phone number.

    My mother has 3 or 4 and she's not a technical person:
  • Home phone
  • Cell phone
  • 4G hotspot - which is how she gets her internet
  • Chromebook - I'm not positive, but I think it has a phone number too


  • Only the hotspot has a New York City (outer borough) phone number because I bought it here.
     
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    I have two, one used for data
     
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    I currently have 3, soon to be 2:
  • mobile phone
  • home landline
  • Google voice (routes to mobile phone)

  • The landline is slated to be disconnected soon as its just a honeypot for nuisance calls.

    Up until recently I also had an incoming Skype number, but gave that up as I wasn't using it much.
     
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    cell
    google voice (routed to above)
    work
    possibly a skype one, but i've not used it in years
     
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    I have 5:
  • Home landline.
  • Work landline.
  • Personal mobile.
  • Work mobile.
  • Old pre-pay mobile I call my 'running phone' that I take running or cycling and don't mind if it gets ruined by rain or a fall.
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    Only two, mobile and Google Voice, and I almost never use the Google number.
     
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    Sounds like only me have 1. Anyone less than that?
     
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    I didn't count my work number because it isn't at home. But I do have that.

    I'm surprised nobody else listed a tablet. I can't believe I'm the only one on here with an iPad. Or do those not have phone numbers anymore?
     
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    I've got a tablet (Android not iPad though) and it doesn't have a phone number. It doesn't even have the hardware to access the cell network.

    As for phone numbers, I used to think I had only one, and it's shared with another person so I really only have half a phone number. But recently I found out accidentally that my Internet service is serviced via a phone number which I knew nothing about. And since said Internet service is also shared with that other person, that means I have one phone number.
     
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    I personally have just 1, but I have a phone at work too--so 2.

    This is a little misleading because I have a cell, and no home phone.  My wife has her own cell, and each of my kids had a cell before they moved out. So at our peak we had 5 cell phone a home phone and a work phone--for 7 phones for people in our family. Now we are down to my wife and myself, we do not have a home phone, but we each have a cell. Before cells we'd share a home phone, so we have twice as many phones as we would have had 20+ years ago.

    We have DSL and our provider has assigned us an account number--we don't have a phone, but the account number is just a phone number that is not activated. So we have 3 "phone numbers" associated directly with us and 1 at my work for a total of 4.
     
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    I have two: a mobile number and a landline number at home. I use my landline phone almost never, and almost nobody calls me on that phone.

    I don't have any non-phone devices that have a SIM card with their own telephone number.

    I don't have a work phone, or actually my mobile is officially my work phone (I work as a freelancer). The client at which I'm currently working does not have fixed phones at all on the desks in any of their offices. They do everything by mobile phone.
     
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    I have two
    one for work and one for private
     
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    I have a landline, a prepaid phone, a smart phone from work, and an extra chip from a prepaid phone which I put in my prepaid phone (to switch with the normal number) to let people call I normally do not want to be called by. Like e.g. recruiters that want to talk to me.
     
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    I've just remembered that I also have a pre-paid mobile sim for the Republic of Ireland. That makes 6.
     
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    I like the chip/sim numbers. They definitely count!
     
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    I got three numbers. Two inserted in my phone tablet and the other which I used regularly is in my iPhone.
     
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