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    J&D Schnoor
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    Has anyone here ever heard of Area Code 500 or know what it is used for.





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    DukieDallas
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    Re: Area Code 500

    FWIW, the telecommunications database at http://www.telcodata.us/ doesn't
    show that there is an area code 500.

    -DD

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    Jared Geiger
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    Re: Area Code 500

    "DukieDallas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > FWIW, the telecommunications database at http://www.telcodata.us/ doesn't
    > show that there is an area code 500.
    >
    > -DD
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    > "J&D Schnoor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Has anyone here ever heard of Area Code 500 or know what it is used for.
    > >
    > >

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    Some Verizon landline areas have the 1-500 numbers for a sort of toll free
    service for customers. If a customer is in the specified verizon service
    area, they can dial the 500 number and connect for free instead of dealing
    with long distance charges. Some dial up ISPs use this a lot in WV. Most of
    WV is serviced by Verizon landline and it makes it easy for the ISP to only
    need one POP and be able to serve a large geographical area without LD
    charges. I think it has to do with how verizon handles the PRIs that they
    can offer this without charging LD.

    Jared





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    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Area Code 500

    J&D Schnoor <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Has anyone here ever heard of Area Code 500 or know what it is used for.


    Area Code 500 was supposed to have been used for "follow-me" phone numbers
    that were not geography-dependent, but the idea never took off.

    Funny thing is, now there are a bunch of companies providing similar services.

    500 was supposed to be like a personal 800 number (although not tollfree,
    just portable).

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