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Old 09-19-11, 02:16 PM
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How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

This popped into my head because I realized I have no idea what my brother's phone number is. I entered it once into my phone and forgot it forever.

Here's the ones I can do from memory, mostly because I often hand-dial them from work:

My wife's cell
My wife's work
My parent's home (but not their cells)
My in-law's home (but not their cells)
My work phone

That's about it. I'm curious if anyone ever dials more than a handful of numbers from memory anymore.
Old 09-19-11, 02:18 PM
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Only Geoff Kleinman...and I can only recall it between the hours of 3am and 4am.
Old 09-19-11, 02:36 PM
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I dial a lot of numbers. I'd say I probably know 10-12 by heart and I call those all the time. I know my brother's and my dad's cell, but not my mom's. I don't know any of my friend's numbers.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

A couple from growing up, mine, grandparents, uncles. That's about it.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

My mum's
Old job
a few girls I know
and a Pita Pit I regularly frequent.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I've thought about this from time to time. There was a time when I knew so many phone numbers by memory, but you pretty much had to know the number or be reduced to carrying around an address book or phone book around with you. Now, I would say the phone numbers I know have been reduced to the ones I still continue to use from back in the those days, like family members and my bank. Actually, that's pretty much it. My friends have all changed their cell phone numbers enough that I have never committed any of those to memory.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Only my home phone and my grandma's phone (because the latter has the same last four digits as my home phone).
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

My own, my mom's, and the local taxi company.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

My parents home.
My dad's cell (but not my moms)
My work
My dad's work

For years I've been telling myself to memorize my best friends phone number just in case I end up in jail one night. Still haven't done it. On the plus side, I've also never been to jail.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

i can clearly remember friends numbers from grade school, my first couple jobs, but anything in the past 10 years since i got my first cell phone i remember nothing else...including my home number.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I remember more phone number from my youth before the advent of cell phones than I do know. I remember the numbers of all friends houses growing up, I couldn't tell you any of their current ones though. I would guess that I have 7-10 currently numbers.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
My own, my mom's, and the local taxi company.
all nighter kind of fella, eh?
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Just my own. Forever alone, haha...
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I'm cursed. I remember everybody's. I even remember my own from my childhood, when they still used named exchanges. It was CLifton 7-0959.
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1) 867-5309
2) 1-877-KARS4KIDS
3) 1-800-MATTRES (leave off the last "S" for savings)
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

My home phone number
My cell phone number
My work phone number
My old work phone number
My parent's home phone number
My parent's old home phone number
My mom's cell phone number
My sister's home phone number
My sister's cell phone number
My BIL's cell phone number (one digit from my sister's number)
My friend's cell phone number
His brother's cell phone number (a couple of digits apart)
A high school/college friend's old home number (memorable because of the sequence)
Jenny's phone number
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

My cell
My work number (general)
My work number (direct)

Fiancee's cell
Fiancee's work number (direct)

Mom's cell
Brother's cell
Fiancee's Mom's cell

So I guess the answer is 8.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Mine, my mom's, and that's about it.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Mine, my wife's, my office, my wife's office, a few co-worker's offices, and my aunt's.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

The ones I can think of now:

My cell
My old cell
My home
Work
Friend's # from 1st grade
Same friend's upgraded # from 3rd grade
Other friend's home # (from 2nd grade to present, but now I have his cell)
Another friend's # from 6th grade (knew him before, but don't remember the old number)
Yet Another friend's # from 6th grade onwards
The above friend's current cell phone #
Friend's # from 5th grade
The above friend's upgraded number from 7th grade onwards (use his cell now)
Another friend's # from 9th grade onwards
Another friend's # from 6th grade (Either one of two people, not sure which one it belonged to)

Possibly more, can't think of them now.

Yeah I really don't use most of these anymore.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I've got all of them memorized. I just have trouble remembering which order the numbers go...
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I remember the phone numbers of people I went to school with the early-mid 80s, and haven't talked to since then.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

Quite a lot. I've always been good with numbers. I can recall my old pager # from the '90s still.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I used to know a bunch of phone numbers. Now, I have the numbers I need stored in my cell phone. Which is good, because I use that storage space in my mind to remember all of my passwords.
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Re: How many phone numbers do you know from memory?

I can only think of 5 numbers I know:

My cell
My work (direct line)
My boss's work (only because I know her extension and can just replace my extension with hers from my direct line)
My previous boss's work
My Mom's home

Technically I still remember my phone number from when I was a kid, but I have no idea who has that number now.

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