In most cases, regions around a CO are connected to that CO and no others. In the majority of cases, even if you identify a nearer CO, there is simply no copper running from that CO to your house. Requesting a new number will therefore not change your exchange, and your availability results.
One of our members had a different experience though. "Actually if you order a new phone number it increases your chances. My first phone number has no copper yet my second phone line does so it is possible. A friend of mine actually got a new phone number and got DSL on that number."
last modified: 2005-03-24 20:10:14