Reactivating Old Telephone Numbers
I don't understand why AT&T is reluctant to reactivate tel numbers that haven't been used in 90 days. They claim they go to a graveyard never to be heard from again. Why? It's not like it's a technology thing. It can be done, if they wanted to.
Also, AT&T now owns Pac Bell. The number in question was owned by the latter. AT&T asked for the Pac Bell account number. I don't have those records anymore. My question is, since AT&T acquired Pac Bell shouldn't they have access to that information? It was all computerized. This 90 day inactivity rule is really strange. It doesn't make sense. AT&T would have several new wireless customers if they'd resurrect old numbers and port them to wireless accounts. Again, it can be done if they were willing. I don't get it.