Can someone else have my phone number in a different state?
I just moved here to the US and needed to get a phone number for me to receive OTPs. I bought a prepaid sim card yesterday at a department store with no load/balance and made sure it’s brand new. I just inserted the sim card to the phone and got a new US number. I am currently living in California (where I bought the prepaid sim card). However, I am moving to New York next month. That is why I decided upon registration to put the area code in New York. Hence, I received a phone number that has the area code of New York. When I woke up this morning, I was included in a groupchat in iMessage that looks like my number was included way before I got this sim card. Is this type of a scam/spam? Or is it possible I accidentally got this number from someone? Is it possible to have 2 same phone numbers but in different states?