Was given a number that used to belong to somebody else.
I am a federal employee that received a new work phone in July 2019. Upon activation of my phone, I started receiving calls and texts obviously intended for the previous owner of the phone number. It has been more than six moths and I am STILL receiving these communications intended for somebody else, at all hours of the day and night (I am "on-call" almost 100% of the time, so this is extra-irritating as I cannot just ignore my work phone outside of "normal" business hours). I do not have a question about this, but I do have a recommendation:. AT&T should institute a "cooling off period" for all phone numbers of at least three, if not five, years before assigning the number to another person.