Moved house and told I can't have a local phone number!
Hello all - long time reader and appreciator of the forums - apologies that my first post as a member is me looking for advice!
I have recently moved home, taking my VM services with me. I moved from Paisley to Johnstone, and in doing so have moved from an area with an 0141 STD code, to one with an 01505 STD code.
But when VM reconnected my services at my new address, my phone number remained the same as it was in my old property (0141 xxx xxxx). This would have been superb if I'd wanted to keep it for some reason; but I don't.
I call a lot of local numbers, and I'd love to be able to just dial six numbers for a taxi or a takeaway, or local friends and relatives. Speaking of takeaways, one nearly refused to deliver to me and wouldn't believe that I lived locally. Frustrating!
So - I thought, this should be simple to solve.
I call VM and they are very helpful, but tell me that the only options for a number change are all 0141 numbers, and that no 01505 numbers are available.
I find this tricky to believe, as I know of several other VM subscribers in my street who have the correct 01505 STD code.
It's a real annoyance - at the moment I'm looking into my options for dropping my 'phone package to 'M' and getting the BT line put back in so that I have a local number.
Does anyone else have experience of this? Did you manage to resolve it?