Yes, I realize that 1-800-LAUREN-WU is an 8-digit number. No, I don't own it and I've never tried dialing it either. But if you're into vanity numbers, here is some information I found from the Wall Street Journal you may find helpful:
- Web sites like telcodata.us or fonefinder.net will let you find, for example, that numbers starting 917-2255 (i.e., 917-CALL) were allotted to AT&T Wireless Services, which is now owned by Cingular Wireless.
- Some carriers, including Cingular, Verizon and SBC, actively try to accommodate vanity number requests. Some carriers offer the service free; others charge.
- Calculators like phonespell.org and dialabc.com tell what words your existing phone number spells.