Nonetheless, the calls kept coming throughout the morning until I finally got a chance to answer one.
Me: Hello?Anyhow, they got it all worked out, but three of the strange calls that originated from an industrial plant in TH.
Voice: Wow... I'm surprised to get you!
Voice: yeah. (long pause) I'm with Verizon -- we're trying to set this number up for a new customer.
Me: (amazed) Really.
Voice: Yeah, this number hasn't been assigned!
Me: Well, I've been using it with AT&T. I took it with me when I switched from you guys.
Voice: (amazed) Really.
I'm glad to see that Verizon has the number switching system working perfectly. </sarcasm>