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Weird number on my cell phone

By ITgirli ·
Today I looked down at my cell phone and it said I had a missed call. When I checked to see the number, it displayed as "1 234 567 890". Does anyone have any idea where or how this showed up or any idea as to what his may be/mean? I know it isn't necessarily an "IT" question, but it's bugging me and I hoped someone here would know.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Weird number on my cell p ...

Well it isn't MY number. Okay which one of you peer pervs is bugging the wild femme fatale with the bad back. How is your back anyway?

To me, it looks like someone punched in a bad phone number and the system dumped it. 234 is an area code in the Akron, Ohio area if memory serves me right.

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by ITgirli In reply to

Didn't help since, like MARK later posted, it was an incomplete number. I still have no idea.

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by JamesRL In reply to Weird number on my cell p ...

I tried a reverse lookup engine and it could not find the number, but this information was interesting:

Your Prefix Search Results
Searching for area code 234, prefix 567:

Not Found...

If you received the message "Not Found" and are absolutely sure the area code/prefix combination shown above is part of a valid phone number (double-check to be sure you entered it correctly) please write us. Be sure to include the above area code/prefix. BUT FIRST, IF YOU GOT THE PHONE NUMBER ON A CALLER ID UNIT, READ THIS: Even though your caller ID unit may display a phone number, that does NOT mean that the area code and prefix combination actually exists. Sometimes telemarketers and others use FAKE information. Therefore that is probably why the area code and prefix combination you are looking for was "not found" on our database. However, if you know the above area code and prefix DOES exist (for example, you KNOW there is a phone that has this number assigned to it) and we do not have the prefix listed, PLEASE let us know. Thank you. Send email here.

Hope that helps.


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by ITgirli In reply to

Thanks! I guess that's somewhat of an answer.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to Weird number on my cell p ...

Do you believe in ghosts? It may have been a ghost that called you. Here's a spooky story... about two weeks after my ex-father-in-law passed away, his wife had a "missed call" on her phone. The number was for the mobile phone of her deceased husband. Very spooky.

For this 1234567890 number of yours... Er.. when't the last time you had your eyes checked? Just kidding. Well, I've done some work for telecom companies over the years and this situation you describe is a mystery. It's a 1+ number, meanning it would be a North American number (US or Canada). But the rest of it is only 9 digits. It would have to be either 7 or 10 digits to be a valid telephone number. The number is sent to your phone from the telephone switch. A caller is unable to punch in some wierd number that would show up on the caller ID. Sometimes the telephone switch gets confused and sends a garbled number (very, very rare for this to happen). Maybe your phone hiccupped when it received the caller ID information. Strange that the sequential digits 1 throuth 10 (aka 0) would show up though. Unless that is the default when the phone gets confused. How's all this for a non-answer?

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by stargazerr In reply to Weird number on my cell p ...

I have seen that happen too. A couple of days ago I got a phone call from a friend in India and my cell phone showed a UK mobile number. Maybe its a huge hiccup in the world's telephone system.

You should have posted this in discussion. We can have some fun with this. )

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by ITgirli In reply to

But I'll go ahead and throw it into the discussion pile for your amusement.

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