I am a new customer of Verizon for 2 months. The "new" number I got from Verizon used to belong to a Medical Supply company.
About 1 month ago, I saw my number was still on the homepage of that company. As a result, I kept getting annoying phone calls. Someone called because she thought it was a pharmacy. People called or sent fax to my home to place orders for medical supplies.
Very annoying and frustrating.
I am reluctant to change to a new number again, because it is a lot of work to notice phone number change. I am pissed.