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Old 08-17-2014, 04:16 PM
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is any of the US not on 10 digit dialing?

Is any of the US not on 10 digit dialing?

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Old 08-17-2014, 04:47 PM
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Is any of the US not on 10 digit dialing?

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Most of the world is on ten-digit dialing, the intent is to move to that level for the work.

I know of no one in the continental US who has a non-10 digit phone.


Some people in the former communist East Germany have a different number but that is rapidly being fixed.

Why do you ask?
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:19 PM
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Just curious.

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:33 PM
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Do you mean that you HAVE to dial all 10 digits? If so, here is Wisconsin you can dial 7 digits for local calls.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:10 PM
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Here I can dial just seven digits for local calls. When I lived in the Atlanta area you had to use all ten. I think it had to do with 678 being overlapped with 770 and 404.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:46 AM
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7 digit local calls here. Why would anyone need to dial an area code IN that area code? Or am I missing something?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:47 AM
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7 digit local calls here. Why would anyone need to dial an area code IN that area code? Or am I missing something?
Same here, 7digit when you're in town, 10 digit when you're out of town
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 AM
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7 digit local calls here. Why would anyone need to dial an area code IN that area code? Or am I missing something?
Beats the heck out of me but we do.

CT is 10 digit for local calls and 1+ for in-state long distance. We've got 3, soon to be 4, area codes in our dinky state. Progress!

It would seem to me that it would be more logical to give all mobile phones one area code, businesses another and residential another. But there's no logic allowed in regulatory decisions.

And if you need to dial 1+the area code for in-state long distance, the system knows enough to tell you that you need to dial 1+ to make the call. Why can't it just connect the call?
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:23 PM
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It's because they have used up all available numbers in that AC, so they issue a second (third, etc) rather than reconfigure boundaries which would involve changing established numbers.
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And if you need to dial 1+the area code for in-state long distance, the system knows enough to tell you that you need to dial 1+ to make the call. Why can't it just connect the call?
I hadn't thought of that.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:49 PM
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I hadn't thought of that.
You need to have a very vacant mind to ponder things like that.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:13 AM
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Here in Northern VA 10 digit dialing is required, even for local calls.

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Old 08-19-2014, 01:53 AM
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Here in Northern VA 10 digit dialing is required, even for local calls.

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Not in (540), BTW. As far as being able to dial 7 digits for local calls, the rule is generally that, if two area codes overlap over a geographical area, you need to dial 10 digits for ALL calls. Otherwise, 7-digit dialing is allowed.

As an interesting note, not all dialing in the US needed to be 7 digits till the 80s. Small beach town in NJ. You could dial either the last 5 digits or the full 7-digit number for local calls.

For calls outside of the immediate town, you needed to dial 1, then the 7-digit number, or the 1+area code+number if calling outside of the area code.

As far as outside the US, it varies by country. Poland, for example, has 2-digit area codes and 7-digit numbers, now. Before about 15 years ago, there were 6-digit phone numbers and operator phones in smaller towns. i.e., you'd dial the area code for the town and the operator would come on the line "(town name), hello, what number?" My uncle's phone # was "42".
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:04 AM
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7 digits in Cincinnati, as long as it's within the 513 area code. What's really weird is that if I dial 937 area code (outlying areas in SW OH) or 859 (Northern KY), SOMETIMES I have to dial 1+, sometimes I don't.
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