phone fun, was GeoIP database issues and the real world consequences

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Mon Apr 18 17:11:57 UTC 2016

This makes me wonder what the 'market value' of a 212 DID is. I have seen
them anywhere from $55 to $600 from providers specifically saying "buy this
DID and port it out to your carrier of choice".

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:06 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:

> In a message written on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 09:49:37AM +0100,
> tim at wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, does anyone have a good pointer to the history of how
> / why US mobile ended up in the same numbering plan as fixed-line?
> The other answers address the history here better than I ever good, but
> I wanted to point out one example I hadn't seen mentioned.
> 917 was originally a mobile only area code overlay in New York City.
> For reasons that are unclear to me, after that experiement it was
> decided that the US would never do that again.
> --
> Leo Bicknell - bicknell at
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