How to Find Out Your Landline Phone Number

With the insane cost of purchasing a home these days, chances are that you probably aren’t moving into a new place right now…

tuckerbag How to Find Out Your Landline Phone Number

But on the odd chance that you are moving, after you’ve lightly decorated, you’re probably going to want to know the landline phone number which the house is/was connected to, so you can hook up your Internode ADSL2+ service as quick as possible.

Having just been through this myself, I think I can help!

First thing to do is try to dial out. If you can call your own mobile phone, your landline number will be displayed on the screen. If the phone rings from a private number, simply dial “1832” in front of your mobile number. This forces call ID so you can identify the number. If you have been successful with this it’s a big bonus, as it means your phone line is probably still connected and may allow for an easy transition to your new TPG internet connection.

If you can’t dial out, chances are your connection was disconnected when the last resident left. That’s okay though… I have the solution!

By simply dialing the relevant number below, a computerised lady will answer and chat to you over the phone. Unfortunately the conversation is strictly limited to your landline phone number being repeated three times, however this call is free and could be an avenue for you, if you are lonely without Internet.

Telstra line – 12722123

Optus Line – 1272312

elderley lady on phone How to Find Out Your Landline Phone Number

Congratulations! You now have your landline phone number in your possesion (assuming you wrote it down, otherwise it’s not in your possesion at all). From here all you need to do is borrow/steal/commandeer someone’s internet, jump online and lock in an Internet deal with Internode or TPG (see blog below for an in-depth comparison on these two). Failing this, you can just as easily call either company to sign up.

If you are looking for the best internet deals be sure to use our warcom promo code during your sign up for a further saving as well!

Now we play the waiting game! Depending on the ISP and whether or not you’re connection was active, it may take between 3 days and 3 weeks to go live (possibly including a visit from a technician to hook things up as well). Either way,you’ve made a good start to get the internet connected in your new home.

Be sure to check out Naked DSL plans across the board for some great savings on line rental and come see us for your new modem router!

Thanks and all the best!

Adam

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14 comments
moniluv
moniluv

I am trying to hook it up before moving in, so obviously am not able to dial out. Is there a way of finding out the number if i am not in the house? :)


kramnets
kramnets

I tried doing this but when i plugged the phone in there is no dial tone and i cant dial out. 
What do i do now??

ruth9646
ruth9646

I've just moved into a new house- it's quite old. It has a phone connection but no phone! How on earth do I retrieve the phone number? Would love your help??? :O

ravi
ravi

Tel : +447031937749 Mob: +447012998949 tell me this no is of which country

Paul Warren
Paul Warren

Is all this info still current guys? Please let us know if it's not.

Reggie Gulle
Reggie Gulle

this is fantastic! got my landline number in a pinch! thanks!

Tom
Tom

1800 801 921 also works.

Tim Rowe
Tim Rowe

Any idea if or how this works on an NBN line?

Gus
Gus

Would be nice if I could get broadband though.

Zaidaus
Zaidaus

You living in the sticks, Gus?

timb
timb

Not necessarily. I'm in metropolitan Sydney, 6km by copper from my exchange and I can't get ADSL as my RIM has never been ADSL enabled (the RIM was installed around 6-8 years ago) and even if I was transposed onto direct copper, I still wouldn't be eligible for ADSL due to theoretical transmission loss. Fortunately, I happen to be one of the few around here who is eligible for BigPond Cable. It's more expensive than I'd like to pay, but it's fast and doesn't rely on our terribly dilapidated copper network. There are plenty of others who cannot get broadband due to the poor infrastructure provided by Telecom/Telstra when their estates were built between the 90s and now. Bring on the NBN. FTTN won't help many of us, Malcolm.

Paul Warren
Paul Warren

How far off is the NBN in your area timb?