[thelist] Finding Cell providers by prefix of mobile number.

David Dorward evolt at david.us-lot.org
Wed Sep 17 14:46:34 CDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 12:25:47 -0700, Warbasse Design - Info wrote:

> Based on the discussion recently about cellphone SMS.  Does anyone know
> where I might find a list of prefixes that each Cell Phone Network Provider
> is assigned?  It is my understanding that numbers are assigned to each
> Network Provider and that if you know the prefix of the number you can find
> out the Network Provider that the number belongs to i.e. ATT&T, NexTel,
> whoever.  Is this correct?

I can't speak for the US, but in the UK you can't link a prefix to any
particular provider in the UK. Users can change provider and take
their number with them.

David Dorward                                       http://dorward.me.uk/

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