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What is required to obtain a residential phone number?

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In addition to the requirements of residency and access to a either a landline or wireless service, phone companies often require customers to set up an account, buy a phone plan and have it set up in order to obtain a residential phone number. Details vary according to company.

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For residential phone service customers, Verizon requests contact at least five days before move-in. Verizon, as well as AT&T and several other providers, enable users to order new residential services online. Although a central office can establish some new connections, new residential phone services sometimes require on-site installation at which the presence of the homeowner may be requested.

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