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7-digit dialing

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by Telekom, Jul 28, 2008.

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Can you make local calls by dialing just 7 digits?

Poll closed Aug 7, 2008.
  1. Yes, I can dial 7 digits to make local calls

    26 vote(s)
    74.3%
  2. No, I must dial 10 digits or 1+10 digits to make local calls

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. Ddeere2

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    I remember having a 706 area code when I lived at Ft. Benning. I was able to do 7 digit dialing then, don't know now. I think its easier to just dial 10 so you can make sure the call goes through.
     
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  2. Eric47

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    Benning is 10digits now. thats exactly the 706 area i was talking about. i take it you were stationed there or maybe for training?? what time frame?
     
  3. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    You're not kidding. Whoever orchestrated the area code changes in northern Georgia should have their head examined. All those wonky overlays, one covering one area, the other covering multiple areas AND overlaying 404 as well!! Central Florida's almost as confusing with what they have set up with 321. I just don't understanding what they were thinking? :confused:
     
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    I can dial seven digits when I am local, not sure if I can when I am in another area.
     
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    I also always store my contacts with the county code prefix as well (ex: the country code for US from a mobile phone is +1, or from a landline 001). I travel abroad alot and it makes calling contacts easier when i don't have to think about entering the country code.
     
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    Wow, must of changed a lot since I lived there. No, I was living there because my dad was stationed there. lol I think just like with the days of 4 digit dialing (which I didn't know there was) the days of 7 digit dialing are limited.
     
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    In NE Ohio we've had 10 digit dialing for 10 years or more. Even before that I put all numbers in my phones address book using 10 digits. I put all numbers I call in my phone on the assumption that if I call them once I will probably call them a second time so that way I don't have to go looking for the number.

    The advantage is that I can call anybody I need to from anywhere I am in this country just by calling the entry on my phone. (I've heard some people say they have to use a 1 to make calls from their cell phone but I've never run into that).

    The disadvantage is that my wife's work number is the only one I know by heart.:browani: I would sure hate to need to call either of our kids in an emergency since both live in different area codes and only have cell phones so there is no way I could get their number if I didn't have my cell phone with me. :loony:
     
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    I make a point when getting new lines on my account to get numbers that are easy to remember. Mine is the easiest as eons ago it was a CellularONE customer service number, so the last 4 digits are really easy to remember. When I got lines for my mom & dad I made sure the numbers were the same area code and exchange as my phone (for reasons of simplicity) and they let me look through the numbers available in that exchange and pick which ones I wanted.

    -Jay
     
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    If either of my kids offered to get me a cell phone, buy me dinner, pay for our airplane tickets to see them I think I would have a heart attack. :D
     
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    I can dial with only 7 digits on at&t; but with some of the other wireless carriers 10 must be used here.
     
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    LOL, I write my cell phone bill off as a business expense, Mom & Dad's lines only add about $25/mo to the bill. I'm on a $50 rateplan with $20 unlimited data anyway. My bill was already at $70/mo + tax. Plus mom & dad's usage is almost 100% M2M because most of our friends & family are on AT&T. Mom used to have this crappy Tracfone that never got service out where she lived, and she would keep these crappy phones for 4 & 5 years. for $10/mo + tax she gets a new phone every 17 months, actual usable coverage in her area, M2M , rollover, and N&W so she doesn't have to be scared to use it. It turns out that she has a better phone and service for less money than she was paying with TracFone.

    -Jay
     
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  12. carcrazy7200

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    On AT&T, as long as i am in my home area code, I am able to just dial 7 digits, and that is the same it seems for all the carriers around here, as well as the landlines. If I am roaming, or am out of my home area code, I have to use 10 digit. I really don't care though, because I always just use 10 digit, even if i am at home :). I guess it is just a habit I have gotten into :p.

    What is wierd though, from what I have seen, actual AT&T customers (both prepaid and postpaid) only have to use 7 digit dialing, but the MVNOs on AT&T (notably Tracfone) have to use 10 digit dialing. And none of the other networks here have to do that. :confused:
     
  13. QLR

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    I just activated a Boost iDen phone with my local 850 area code and I have to dial all numbers with 10 digits...
     
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  14. hf1khal

    hf1khal Who am I to judge
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    I miss the 7 digit dialing. In LI NY (along with the tri-State home calling area) 7 was good. Here in VA all are 10. :(
     
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    Cellular One enabled 7-digit dialing here about two months ago, it was 10-digit when both Verizon and Alltel supported 7-digit and as silly as it seems to me, my friend there says that was one of their biggest complaints and some people even wouldn't sign up or would cancel over it!

    Of course, Montanans can be set in their ways... especially older ones.
     
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