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Someone else has my number!?

Jo9876
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I just found out, through what I thought was a wrong number, that someone else has the same phone number as me. She lives in the Shetland Islands and I'm in England. I've had my number for years. This shouldn't be a thing, should it?

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madasaf1sh
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@Jo9876 

 

This physically can't happen on a mobile phone network, as everything is tied to your sim card and your number.. 

 

You can have the same 6 digits at the end of the number but a different prefix so you could have 

 

07842 abcdef

07719 abcdef

07957 abcdef 

07777 abcdef 

 

How do you know she has the same number as you?  

Current Phone: Motorola Razr 5g
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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madasaf1sh
Level 56: Guvnor
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@Jo9876 

 

This physically can't happen on a mobile phone network, as everything is tied to your sim card and your number.. 

 

You can have the same 6 digits at the end of the number but a different prefix so you could have 

 

07842 abcdef

07719 abcdef

07957 abcdef 

07777 abcdef 

 

How do you know she has the same number as you?  

Current Phone: Motorola Razr 5g
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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