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  1. #1
    Peterbilt
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    In the NYC area alone we have about five or six area codes. 212, 718 ,646,
    347, 917 and I think there is one more. It used to be where all mobile
    phones and pagers had 917 but due to the lack of phone numbers they
    basically did away with that. Oh, there is also a 516 area code but that is
    Long Island.

    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > How did that happen? I was under the impression that Sprint PCS
    > would only issue a phone number in the same area code that your bill
    > gets sent to.
    >
    >
    > Leisa wrote:
    > > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news[email protected]
    > >
    > >>I think that all calls to a
    > >>different area code should be long distance.

    > >
    > >
    > > Ack no! Don't let that happen! My home phone, my PCS and my husband's

    PCS
    > > all have different area codes, and yet are all MyHometown, TX numbers.

    If
    > > they were suddenly LD because of the different area codes, there'd by an
    > > uprising in DFW like you've never seen
    > >
    > > Leisa
    > >
    > >

    >






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  2. #2
    mark devoll
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    Re: Sprint Question

    calfornia is smart and we split our area codes, not overlay them, this means
    i can 7 diget dial, not 10. some states still live in the dark ages.
    "Terry Knab" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > How did that happen? I was under the impression that Sprint PCS
    > > would only issue a phone number in the same area code that your bill
    > > gets sent to.
    > >

    >
    > One word: Overlays.
    >
    > With Overlays, its entirely possible to have an address that is in

    multiple
    > area codes.
    >
    > Denver is a good example of this. If you live in Denver, you could have 2
    > lines in your house, one a 720 area code, the other 303. Every phone co
    > (landline, cell, etc..) assigns numbers out of both area codes, so it

    makes
    > no difference, you get a number out of one or the other area code, and
    > possibly both.
    >
    > As far as local dialing in denver, you MUST dial 10 digits, there is no 7
    > digit dialing anywhere in Denver. To call across the street, you must

    dial
    > 303 (or 720) then the 7 digit number.
    >
    > 720 is local to 303 and vice-versa. (Denver is the only market I know of
    > where you can move from say Boulder to Denver and keep the same 7 digit
    > number as well)
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Sprint Question

    I agree with you. Overlaid area codes are stupid. Split is much
    better. An area code should designate a separate geographic area.
    As I stated, here, we can 7 digit dial or 11 digit dial. There is
    no 10 digit dialing here.


    mark devoll wrote:
    > calfornia is smart and we split our area codes, not overlay them, this means
    > i can 7 diget dial, not 10. some states still live in the dark ages.





  4. #4
    Terry Knab
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    Re: Sprint Question


    "mark devoll" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > calfornia is smart and we split our area codes, not overlay them, this

    means
    > i can 7 diget dial, not 10. some states still live in the dark ages.


    I tend to agree with splitting area codes to a point. Here in Cali, there's
    661 which covers the LA burbs up to Bakersfield, and 760 which goes from
    outside San Diego up to the Kern Co. line. (That seems a bit of a stretch
    for me)

    Frankly, at the rate Bakersfield is using numbers, you'd think they would
    have given 661 straight to Kern Co. I'd strongly object to an overlay up
    here because it *would* make things more confusing.

    Now, in a place like Denver, the 720/303 overlay made a ton of sense. They
    both cover the SAME geographic area (the local calling scope of denver)

    Overlays like the one proposed in Kansas City (which would have overlaid 975
    onto 816) make no sense since the area code is geographically huge and there
    are a ton of rate centers.






  5. #5
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Sprint Question

    Terry Knab <[email protected]> wrote:
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    > "mark devoll" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> calfornia is smart and we split our area codes, not overlay them, this

    > means
    >> i can 7 diget dial, not 10. some states still live in the dark ages.

    >
    > I tend to agree with splitting area codes to a point. Here in Cali, there's
    > 661 which covers the LA burbs up to Bakersfield, and 760 which goes from
    > outside San Diego up to the Kern Co. line. (That seems a bit of a stretch
    > for me)


    But what's *in* 760?

    I don't think 760 necessarily doesn't make sense.

    We're talking suburbs of San Diego as well as small, independent cities like
    Victorville.

    My home and cell phone numbers are in 760.

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  6. #6
    plane
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    Re: Sprint Question

    Steven J Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Terry Knab <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > "mark devoll" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> calfornia is smart and we split our area codes, not overlay them, this

    > means
    > >> i can 7 diget dial, not 10. some states still live in the dark ages.

    > >
    > > I tend to agree with splitting area codes to a point. Here in Cali, there's
    > > 661 which covers the LA burbs up to Bakersfield, and 760 which goes from
    > > outside San Diego up to the Kern Co. line. (That seems a bit of a stretch
    > > for me)

    >
    > But what's *in* 760?
    >
    > I don't think 760 necessarily doesn't make sense.
    >
    > We're talking suburbs of San Diego as well as small, independent cities like
    > Victorville.
    >
    > My home and cell phone numbers are in 760.


    May be the dark ages, but you will eventually dial 10 digits
    too--because of the increased number of numbers which can be
    dialed--when the system begins to mature, they will bring on the 10
    digit thing--



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