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Top message:  Phone makes me dial area code first by JoeTheRipper   Jun 4, 2004, 10:11 PM

Replying to:  Re: Phone makes me dial area code first by RUFF1415   Jun 28, 2004, 11:27 PM

Re: Phone makes me dial area code first

by RUFF1415    Jun 28, 2004, 11:28 PM

I'm not sure if that was meant to sound rude or not. Either way, I would not say that I was "totally wrong". Yes, I may have said 'all' as a simple exaggeration, BUT most areas of the nation ARE simply required to dial the area code before all calls because of the growing population of phone numbers. Landlines and wireless. It may be that you, Curious George, live in a less populated area of the country. I have had Sprint, Verizon, AT&T Wireless, and Cingular in my area and all of these carriers required the area code to be dialed before a number for the call to be completed. Otherwise it simply could not perform any call because of the amount of different area codes in the surrounding area. Does it not make sense that you may very well buy a phone in a different area code than you may use it? If a phone was to assume that you were calling a number in the area code that you purchased the phone you could never complete a call without dialing the area code. That is why in recent years most of the country has been forced to dial the little three digit number for all calls, so as to differentiate between phone numbers and areas where calls are placed. But in any case, my final statement is this; It is only an extra 3 numbers, its there for a reason, dial away.

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