Samsung Fascinate Forum

Support Should my phone's MIN be matching my cell number?

Well mine match, and it would make sense for them to match. Did someone else previously use the phone (IE: did you buy used)? If it works fine then I doubt it makes a difference.

MIN = Mobile Identification Number
 
#2 tbeas, Nov 17, 2010
No, my wife and I both got our SFs from a Verizon store (BOGO deal) on day one when the phone came out. We both ported our phone numbers to Verizon from ATT when we signed up.
 
#3 SmarterJP, Nov 17, 2010
It is different because you are ported.

More information on MIN/MDN and ported numbers:

http://www.ifast.org/NumberPortability-and-IRM v1.3.pdf
 
#4 NKT, Nov 17, 2010
Brilliant, this makes things absolutely clear. Thanks very much for that info.
 
#5 SmarterJP, Nov 17, 2010
Well now I think about it, for the MIN number associated with my cell phone, does that mean there are two numbers (my cell and the one for the MIN) in the grand scheme of things that are used up by my single phone?
 
#6 SmarterJP, Nov 17, 2010
mine do not match either but I can tell you one thing if everything works on your phone then the number is right because if you have the wrong number in the MIM field you will have no network connection
 
#7 ray1126, Jan 26, 2012
So I noticed this is an old thread, but it pertains to me. My MIN seems to be registered to someone else. So when I try to call/text people it comes up with that number and some random peron's name. When people try to reply to me, they get this other person. Half the time I can't dail out either. My carrier tells me there's nothing wrong and I've tried 3 times to get this problem fixed. Anything I can do? :/
 
#8 candycane89, May 9, 2012
Try activating an old phone with your number and then reactivating this one. If that doesn't work you have to deal with the carrier.

I somewhat find it hard to believe they say nothing's wrong assuming everything you said was accurate.
 
#9 MrDangerous, May 29, 2012