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It can mean that the number has been disconnected; that the owner of the phone has temporarily disconnected it; that there has been a mixup of phone numbers, that the phone neeeds repair work; or that the phone is in the process of obtaining a new number.

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It means that number is not assigned to a phone. No one is using that number. If they were, they didn't pay their bill.

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