Perhaps a question more technical than the norm, but here goes:
In 1999, NJ area code 609 was split, and two numbers used by my family were put in storage by Global Naps. From what I've found, after 17 years out of service, these numbers where part of a Hammonton, NJ rate center block made available to "6626-Omnipoint Communications Enterprises" (T-Mobile) on 02/02/16.
There is nothing I'd like better than two ditch Verizon and join T-Mobile, if I could regain the use of these two numbers, one of which, since it's creation in 1958, has been used by no one but my family alone.
I have two SIM cards on order, based on a phone call affirmation of the numbers' availability, but a recent call to an activation associate has me concerned. He said it was very difficult to find the number(s), and believed they were held by another carrier.
Is there a way to confirm that he is correct? Is it possible that since the availability is only two months old, that these two pooling blocks are not showing in the system yet?
My apologies if this is an overly-technical question on the inner-workings. While there's obviously a "warm fuzzies" aspect to this request, there's also the practical aspect of the aged, landline-only, speed-dial-less members of my family already knowing my "new" phone numbers by heart.
Best answer by tmo_mike_c
Hey just chiming in here to throw in my 2 cents. T-Mobile isn't able to guarantee a certain number when you're porting in. Our system is designed to generate available numbers at the time in which you decide to port. Since numbers can vary based on when other lines are activated for that area code, we wouldn't be able to promise we could get you a specific number.