It's crazy that all the people making the threatening phones calls never realized Zimmerman wouldn't have that number any longer. That's common sense to me. People are wack these days.
what is this new feature, and how can I manipulate it in order to make myself seem superior to those around me?
I think it would have been a good idea to put Zimmerman's number on ice for 2-3 years. However, the person who got it could get it changed for free by calling 611. I did that when my daughter started getting harassing texts. She tried to block the number, and that didn't stop it, so we went for a number change. It worked like a charm.
I still can't figure out why he waited 2 days to change is number. After the first one, i would have just called 611 and change it. I've gotten number changes on my lines and start to get harassing calls. When i converted my 630 area code number to 312, i got texts all day letting me know about my shipment of green. (and many more amusing ones). got that taken care of in one call.
2 days? Being in jail for 19 years is no excuse. Number changes have been around for a long long time before that.
That guy should have just done a number change. It sucks he got harassing calls but a number change is easy and I certainly don't think he needs to be paid. Tmobile definitely needs to retire that number for good.
Posted from my Droid Razr Maxx.
I always thought it was illegal to make harassing phone calls, regardless of who they are being made to. This man did commit a crime, but so did all of the people making harassing phone calls to him. Not as serious a crime of course, but still a crime.
You never know what you're going to get with a recycled phone number so sometimes even changing the number doesn't help. Case in point, about a 11 years ago, I moved into a new house and BellSouth gave me a new landline number because I was in a different neighborhood. I almost immediately started getting collections calls for the previous holder of the number. I told these collections agents over and over again that the number they were calling the wrong number, but the calls continued, often in excess of 10 in one evening. If my wife answered the phone, they thought she was the one they were looking for and tried to intimidate her into paying this woman's debts. This went on for a few months until we finally had enough.
Using CallerID data and the WWW, I tracked down the company making all of the calls and filed a harassing calls complaint with BellSouth. They basically told me to send this company letter saying the debts weren't my debts and to stop calling me and if that didn't work, they would get involved. I sent a certified letter to the company and shortly after it was received, the calls stopped.
My wife has had her cell number for 9 years and I've had mine for 16 and we rarely get a wrong number or text, but we have been getting calls from dishonest telemarketers and text spamers. I'm glad to know if we change carriers, we can take our numbers with us so as long as we are in this area, we won't have to get new numbers.