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  1. #1
    Nomen Nescio
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    In article <[email protected]>
    [email protected] (Mike) wrote:

    Sprint will aribitrarily change local numbers to toll calls too. My old
    cell number used to be local and one day, it became a toll. Bad if you
    have call forward, check voice mail etc because suddenly, you're dialing
    long distance. If you have Sprint, be sure your cell number is still
    local.




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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll


    "Nomen Nescio" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>
    > [email protected] (Mike) wrote:
    >
    > Sprint will aribitrarily change local numbers to toll calls too. My old
    > cell number used to be local and one day, it became a toll. Bad if you
    > have call forward, check voice mail etc because suddenly, you're dialing
    > long distance. If you have Sprint, be sure your cell number is still
    > local.


    Nomen, just how did SPCS change your phone number from a local call to one
    outside your area code ...?

    Bob





  3. #3
    CharlesH
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Bob Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >"Nomen Nescio" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <[email protected]>
    >> [email protected] (Mike) wrote:
    >>
    >> Sprint will aribitrarily change local numbers to toll calls too. My old
    >> cell number used to be local and one day, it became a toll. Bad if you
    >> have call forward, check voice mail etc because suddenly, you're dialing
    >> long distance. If you have Sprint, be sure your cell number is still
    >> local.

    >
    >Nomen, just how did SPCS change your phone number from a local call to one
    >outside your area code ...?


    I think what is being referred to is that cellular companies used to
    have deals with landline providers so that calls from the landline
    provider to the wireless provider would would be free calls, even if
    the wireless number was in a rate center (a bunch of prefixes grouped
    together for billing purposes) which would normally be a toll call from
    the landline's rate center. This has nothing to do with area codes; calls
    within the same area code can be toll calls, and calls across area codes
    can be free. This extended-free-area feature has been discontinued,
    so a call from a landline to wireless number which had previously been
    free would now be toll. This has particularly impacted smaller wireless
    providers, who did not have prefixes in all rate centers. Or when you got
    the wireless phone, they were sloppy and gave you a number which wasn't
    really local to where you wanted it (like to your home landline number),
    but was free under the now-defunct extended area feature.





  4. #4
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    In alt.cellular CharlesH <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I think what is being referred to is that cellular companies used to
    > have deals with landline providers so that calls from the landline
    > provider to the wireless provider would would be free calls, even if
    > the wireless number was in a rate center (a bunch of prefixes grouped
    > together for billing purposes) which would normally be a toll call from
    > the landline's rate center. This has nothing to do with area codes; calls
    > within the same area code can be toll calls, and calls across area codes
    > can be free. This extended-free-area feature has been discontinued,


    Verizon did it with four or five exchanges in Medina County, Ohio, which are
    no longer local calls from Cleveland.

    But calls to Verizon LANDLINES in Medina County have *never* been local calls
    from Cleveland...

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  5. #5
    Nomen Nescio
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    In article <[email protected]>
    [email protected]l

    Charles,
    Thanks the reply. I had the previous number for several years and it was
    toll free. Only beginning in Oct did Sprint make that number and several
    others a toll charge. Verizon DID give me a correct exchange but even as
    I talked to Sprint, who had to change my call forwarding info to the new
    cell number, they admitted that many numbers which they used to include
    in my calling area that were "free" had been changed and were no longer
    that but a toll charge.




  6. #6
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    I don't think it was Sprint PCS that made any changes. It was the
    local phone company that made the changes.


    Nomen Nescio wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>
    > [email protected] (Mike) wrote:
    >
    > Sprint will aribitrarily change local numbers to toll calls too. My old
    > cell number used to be local and one day, it became a toll. Bad if you
    > have call forward, check voice mail etc because suddenly, you're dialing
    > long distance. If you have Sprint, be sure your cell number is still
    > local.
    >





  7. #7
    John Richards
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > I don't think it was Sprint PCS that made any changes. It was the
    > local phone company that made the changes.


    What's different is that the landline companies are no longer leaning over
    backwards, giving the wireless companies special rates. SprintPCS should
    have obtained local prefixes for every town and city that they do business in.

    --
    John Richards





  8. #8
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    John Richards wrote:

    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:


    > What's different is that the landline companies are no longer leaning over
    > backwards, giving the wireless companies special rates. SprintPCS should
    > have obtained local prefixes for every town and city that they do business in.



    Sometimes, it's not so easy. Remember, we're still in a bit of a crunch
    over running out of phone numbers. And I'm sure that wireless carriers
    were happy (maybe even encouraged) to consolidate their exchanges for
    several rate centers in order to cut down on the number of prefixes they
    occupy.


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  9. #9
    plane
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > > I don't think it was Sprint PCS that made any changes. It was the
    > > local phone company that made the changes.

    >
    > What's different is that the landline companies are no longer leaning over
    > backwards, giving the wireless companies special rates. SprintPCS should
    > have obtained local prefixes for every town and city that they do business in.


    This has happened I am sure in many smaller towns etc, which are in
    outlying areas from a larger metro area. It did in our small town,
    which orginally did not have local cell phone numbers; at the time, we
    had some marginal cell service, but the numbers were from the metro
    area, some 40-50 miles away, which was a long distance call (fm
    landland)--the cell carriers, arrqnged for certain prefixes to be a
    local call from our small town, even though the prefix was listed as
    belonging to the metro area--was really a nice thing at the time, as
    the cell no was a local call both from small town and bigger town,
    where we tended to travel quite often; as local cell numbers started
    to become available in small town, the distance dial up were done
    away with--at about the same time we began getting different area
    codes--

    This may be what is occuring to a further extent in your areas--and
    there has been several posts discussing the reasons.



  10. #10
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Change Local Calls to Toll

    While with partial implementation of number portability this is
    starting to change, it was the case where some communities had only one
    local exchange. When full implementation starts this spring, then some
    of those smaller communities will start having local wireless numbers.


    John Richards wrote:

    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think it was Sprint PCS that made any changes. It was the
    >>local phone company that made the changes.

    >
    >
    > What's different is that the landline companies are no longer leaning over
    > backwards, giving the wireless companies special rates. SprintPCS should
    > have obtained local prefixes for every town and city that they do business in.
    >





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