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Old 12-04-2020, 09:17 AM
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We will not be getting a landline when move to TV permanently, but is it common to change the cellphone to a 352 area code? I kinda like the old one to show where I was from.
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Kept the old one. Just changed the billing address.
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:27 AM
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We will not be getting a landline when move to TV permanently, but is it common to change the cellphone to a 352 area code? I kinda like the old one to show where I was from.
Most people keep their existing number. No need to change.

And, it is very difficult to get all your contacts to update your number on their phones.
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:31 AM
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We kept ours. We have an elderly family member who would be distressed by a change.

Makes it easy to sort out the junk calls, too. if we don't recognize the 651 prefix number, it is junk.
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I don't see any reason to change it. One advantage to keeping the old area code is that you can recognize when a telemarketer is calling. They will usually "spoof" their number to your old code.
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We will not be getting a landline when move to TV permanently, but is it common to change the cellphone to a 352 area code? I kinda like the old one to show where I was from.

No. No need to. You’ll get more scam called with Florida area code IMO.
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:01 AM
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I changed mine and wish I didn't. I get 2-3 spam text's every day.
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We saw no reason to change numbers.

Got great price for landline but mostly spammers call
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we kept our existing area codes....one less thing to have to change that isn't necessary
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:48 PM
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I did because I really didn't care one way or another. Can you guess that I'm not a big user of my cell phone? My wife IS a big user of hers and didn't want to have all her friends from back in NC have to put in a new phone number for her in their cell phones, so she opted to keep her old cell number.
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We kept our old number with the NJ area code. Very easy to identify spam.
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I am not yet in Florida, but when I moved to a new state a few years ago I kept my old number for business reasons. The real benefit is all the robo calls spoof my old area code so I know not to pick up calls from there unless its someone I know who would come up as their name when they call.
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No!
Same plan from home to change to FL area code....$20 more per month....exactly the same plan.

Changing adds no value plus who cares what the area code is or from?
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The term "area code" is a misnomer. It no longer indicates where the caller is located.
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