We recently had my phone service changed to personal as my son was using the number for his business. However he has moved out and I no longer required the business service. I am a pensioner. I was allocated a new phone number, at end of January, as a result- <number removed to protect your privacy> but was wondering now that the business phone has been disconnected, could I apply to have the old number <number removed to protect your privacy>, reconnected. I have cancer and hence see a lot of medical personnel and medical facilities, hence the old number would save me a lot of time and effort of notifying all of these people of the number change.
I was informed by the Technician who attended the change over that this would be possible. I understand there may be a waiting period. If this is so please let me know.
Given that this is a rather complicated request for the phone consultants, I would recommend calling 132200 and ask for "Disconnections". They are based in Adelaide and have a very good understanding of Telstra's systems. They should be able to get you sorted ASAP.
Also, it's not a good idea to post your phone number in a public forum such as Crowdsupport, I'll get the moderators to remove it.
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