Restoring a time lapsed mobile #2

  jack 08:15 28 Jun 05

Version one of this tale I posted to 'ConsumerWatch', then also this .
I repeat it hwe because it is now getting technical - I think
Well now moving on from version one of this tale,you will all be surprised no doubt to hear to night I had a mail fron Vodafone - saying 'Done your are back on with your £20 restored- just make a call now to get it going'

Well thats good then, my faith in human nature has gone up a point , I speak too soon.
Punching in to my address book I hit my name- to my landline number - I am sitting front of it - ringing tone- but my phone does not ring. Instead a gruff male says 'Ullo' So I ask the number - another mobile.

Try again this time my daughters another landline in the next town, this time lady- also on a mobile- but not my daughter.

So how does this work, are phone numbers actully stored in the phone or in a data base allocated to each number at the service provider?

Thinking that may be the case I compared my SIM number on the card,with the number I gave with the number they repeated back ,all check.
So have they sold my number on then
I have posted a version of this by E-mail to Customer services at Vodafone-

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