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By LuAnn Schindler


What does your phone number say about you?


August 22, 2019

867-5309 may belong to Jenny.

555-1212 offers all kinds of assistance.

What does your phone number say about you?

Plenty, according to tech writer Brian Chen of the New York Times. After reading one of his articles, I thought about the number of times an individual’s phone number is tied to us as a means of identification.

Turns out, quite often.

Chen says we’ve been “conditioned to share a piece of personal information without a moment’s hesitation: our phone number.”

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