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Vodafone can reuse numbers that have been inactive for long periods as per their T&C's:
How long has it been since last used?
Numbers and SIM Card
You shall not have any proprietary rights whatsoever in any mobile phone number allocated to you by Vodafone. Vodafone reserves the right at any time to alter or replace a mobile phone number allocated to you or any other name, code or number whatsoever associated with the Service.
You may continue to receive Calls for a period of 8 months (or such other period as Vodafone may advise from time to time) following the date on which Call credit is last applied to your account.
If the equipment remains inactive or no call credit is applied for a period of 8 months or such other period as Vodafone may advise, all unused Call credit will be lost.
Mods should be able to reactivate it for you tomorrow. Or you could try live chat. To use live chat click support at the top of this page then choose the servuce you need supprot with (bill or pre pay. etc..). Click CHAT icon that pops up in the bottom right hand corner of the next screen.
Apologies for the delay in coming back to you, we experienced a high volume of queries.
Has this been sorted for you? If not, we can take a look if you private message your number, address & DOB, along with a link to this thread
If you PM the below info we'll take a look at this for you:
Can you send on the below details by PM (via the link in my signature) and we'll take a look?
Date of Birth: