But you have never owned the telephone number, and ownership does not change.
Technically absolutely true. However, not really much help to me - or to others who have suffered in the same way.
This is a mountain from a molehill.
Is it? Really? What an extraordinary expression of a personal opinion, your 'phone number may not matter to you - mine does to me.
I have had the same number for very many years; people contact me using that number. Last year I had a call from someone from overseas to whom I had not spoken for at least ten years. Had my number changed he would have had no way of contacting me. I have friends and relatives overseas. Why should I have to contact everyone who may know my 'phone number in order to tell them it has changed?
Personally, I have never had a problem retaining my number when moving a mobile from one contract to another and I don't know of anyone who has. Perhaps we are all unique?
Trust me, losing a reliable means of contact that I have had for years is an issue to me - as I suspect it would be for most people.
As a matter of interest, do you think it matters whether this forum continues to be called "thinkbroadband.com" or would you be happy if the name were to change to "tintacksankettles.com"?
Edited by bbvictim (Wed 09-Sep-15 18:51:46)