Why dont they just use all numerals instead of mixing words in their mobile?


GlassEye

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I wonder why some people like to mix words and numerals in their mobile numbers?

Isnt it easier to just say : 987654321 instead of Nine 8 7 six . . . .???


Serious buyers only: nine 2 two 8 3 two 3 5 five
 

fotoudavid

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I wonder why some people like to mix words and numerals in their mobile numbers?

Isnt it easier to just say : 987654321 instead of Nine 8 7 six . . . .???


Serious buyers only: nine 2 two 8 3 two 3 5 five
Maybe it's the IN thing to do......:dunno:
personally i dun like it, confusing for simple ppl like me:bsmilie:
 

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I wonder why some people like to mix words and numerals in their mobile numbers?

Isnt it easier to just say : 987654321 instead of Nine 8 7 six . . . .???


Serious buyers only: nine 2 two 8 3 two 3 5 five
You try to do that and you may get more unknown callers trying to sell you things :)

many websites are scanned by robots (not robots lah) for phone numbers to be used or sold off to companies
 

fotoudavid

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You try to do that and you may get more unknown callers trying to sell you things :)

many websites are scanned by robots (not robots lah) for phone numbers to be used or sold off to companies
Oh i see.....:bsmilie:
 

Rashkae

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I wonder why some people like to mix words and numerals in their mobile numbers?

Isnt it easier to just say : 987654321 instead of Nine 8 7 six . . . .???


Serious buyers only: nine 2 two 8 3 two 3 5 five
It avoids bots. That's why you should also obfuscate your email addy if you post it.
 

Dream Merchant

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It avoids bots. That's why you should also obfuscate your email addy if you post it.
Something like 'hansumloti (underscore) prataboy ...at... lotiplatashak (dot) com' kinda thing? :bsmilie:
 

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Something like 'hansumloti (underscore) prataboy ...at... lotiplatashak (dot) com' kinda thing? :bsmilie:
Exactly! Or "reallyhotandhansum (underscore) lotiandkopiboy AT kopitiamnearyourhouse DOT com DOT SG"

All oso can
 

ninelives

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they should use binary code.

110 101 100 10 111 111 1000 1000

who can decode this? i will give him a red packet.

hint : 8 digits , it affects us daily.
 

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mohgui

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maybe this year's Hongbao toto draw should be done as such... better still, make it multi-racial and have the numbers in different languages :bsmilie:
 

GlassEye

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Ah so, so that is the reason? Hmm . . I learnt something today.
 

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they should use binary code.

110 101 100 10 111 111 1000 1000

who can decode this? i will give him a red packet.

hint : 8 digits , it affects us daily.
i forgot how to break binary into base 10:embrass: very long no do cprog, so very long no need change bases:embrass:
6 5 4 2 7 7 8 8

mmm. each block is a 2^n, starting from 0 as 2^0. then just add:D
 

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I wonder why some people like to mix words and numerals in their mobile numbers?

Isnt it easier to just say : 987654321 instead of Nine 8 7 six . . . .???


Serious buyers only: nine 2 two 8 3 two 3 5 five
because the seller wants to make sure the buyer is not a ah beng :think: (who has problem with ABC).
 

ninelives

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i forgot how to break binary into base 10:embrass: very long no do cprog, so very long no need change bases:embrass:
6 5 4 2 7 7 8 8

mmm. each block is a 2^n, starting from 0 as 2^0. then just add:D
128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1

and so on...you always count the bit( 1 is on, 0 is off)from the smallest number.
 

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