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

Warbasse Design - Info info at warbassedesign.com
Wed Sep 17 14:57:44 CDT 2003

Indeed, I have heard that in the States they are going to do this at some
point.  I know consumers are all for it.  Thanks.  Still looking for a list
of prefixes to Network Provider (we will keep in the States)

Thanks for you input.

Phil Warbasse

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Dorward" <evolt at david.us-lot.org>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Finding Cell providers by prefix of mobile number.

> 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
> > 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
> > 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.
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