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What’s Your Phone Number Worth?

Phone numbers are valuable! Want some proof? Here are some of the world’s most expensive phone numbers:

  India, 2007: Phone Number 978-000-0000 sells at auction for $32,000

   USA, 2009:  867-5309, made famous by Tommy Tutone’s 1982 hit “Jenny” sells on ebay for $186,853.09.

File:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg   China, 2003: Sichuan airlines pays $280,000 for 8888-8888.

   Quatar, 2006: An anonymous bidder pays the world record price of $2.75 million for the phone number 666-6666 at a charity auction.

Even if you didn’t pay nearly 3 million smackers for your phone number, you still know what a hassle it is to change your digits, or how convenient it can be to have the same home phone number for 15, 20 or 30 years. NumberGarage™ knows how valuable your number is to you, and we work hard to make sure you hang onto it!

Closest Thing to a Truly FREE Smartphone Plan We’ve Seen So Far:

The NumberGarage™ team is always looking for ways to get phone use costs as low as possible, and all of our very scientific research has led us to one important conclusion – Free is a very low price.  We’ve done some digging and discovered a smartphone plan from FreedomPop that is the closest thing to free we’ve seen so far. We’ve heard nothing but good things about FreedomPop – these guys are pioneering the concept of free (almost) smartphone usage, and they’re doing a darn good job of it. They’ve partnered with Sprint to offer customers 500MBs of data, 200 voice minutes, and 500 texts for the price of. . . wait for it. . .NOTHING (after you purchase their phone for the very reasonable price of $179. ). Once you’ve used your allotted data and minutes, you pay 1¢ per minute, 1¢ per text, and 2 1/2 ¢ per MB of data, and only as you use them.They have two other plans with more voice, texting, and data included in the monthly allowance for $7.99 and $10.99 a month. And we love that, just like NumberGarage™, there’s no contract, so you’re free to come and go as you please.

The problem? You can’t port your phone number to Freedompop, so to use their service you have to get a new number, which means all the hassles of making sure your friends and clients know how to reach you.

The solution? NumberGarage™. Port your old number into NumberGarage, forward all your calls to your new Freedompop phone, drop your massive cellphone bill, and save some serious cash.

Driving and Celling

We at NumberGarage™ love our phones (and YOUR phones!), but we DON’T love them while driving. Turns out you’re TWICE as likely to crash your car while doing anything on your phone, even checking that two-word text. Check out this article from thehill.com for the stats on how dangerous using your phone while driving really is, and wait until you get home to read that text!