It’s logical enough that mobile operators ‘recycle’ phone numbers – hand out expired numbers to new customers. But what happens if you inherit the number of a celebrity? Thats’ what happened to US college student Shira Barlow, who copped Paris Hilton’s old digits when she bought a new mobile.
Since then, she’s been getting a blizzard of calls – usually between 2am and 4am at the weekends – asking about nightclubs and parties in LA. However, when Paris recently went to jail, Shira also got calls offering their condolences. Did these people not realise inmates generally don’t take their phones into prison with them?
Anyway, Shira plans to keep the number, but has unaccountably failed to use her good fortune to blag into any parties or swanky clubs. Yet.
(via I4U News)