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  1. #1
    Norm
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    Both of my phones are with sprint. When I call my wifes LG phone with my
    Treo 650 I did not dial the area code since we are both in the same area
    code. The call did not connect. I then dialed using the area code and the
    call connected. My Treo phone prefrences are set to North America dialing.

    Why do I have to use the area code when dialing within the same one?





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem


    "Norm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Both of my phones are with sprint. When I call my wifes LG phone with my
    > Treo 650 I did not dial the area code since we are both in the same area
    > code. The call did not connect. I then dialed using the area code and the
    > call connected. My Treo phone prefrences are set to North America dialing.
    >
    > Why do I have to use the area code when dialing within the same one?


    Welcome to modern technology. It's now required to dial 10 digits. Just
    modify your address book to include the area code on her phone numbers and
    the others in your area code.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    It depends on the local phone company where you are. Here in SE WI,
    Milwaukee, we do not have to dial the area code. Are you having the
    problem just with your treo or with all wireless phones when calling
    your wife? What happens when she calls you? What about when you call
    other, wireless or land line, local numbers?


    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "Norm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]read1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >
    >>Both of my phones are with sprint. When I call my wifes LG phone with my
    >>Treo 650 I did not dial the area code since we are both in the same area
    >>code. The call did not connect. I then dialed using the area code and the
    >>call connected. My Treo phone prefrences are set to North America dialing.
    >>
    >>Why do I have to use the area code when dialing within the same one?

    >
    >
    > Welcome to modern technology. It's now required to dial 10 digits. Just
    > modify your address book to include the area code on her phone numbers and
    > the others in your area code.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    Sorry Bob! I meant to reply to Norm.


    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > It depends on the local phone company where you are. Here in SE WI,
    > Milwaukee, we do not have to dial the area code. Are you having the
    > problem just with your treo or with all wireless phones when calling
    > your wife? What happens when she calls you? What about when you call
    > other, wireless or land line, local numbers?
    >
    >
    > Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    >> "Norm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> Both of my phones are with sprint. When I call my wifes LG phone with
    >>> my Treo 650 I did not dial the area code since we are both in the
    >>> same area code. The call did not connect. I then dialed using the
    >>> area code and the call connected. My Treo phone prefrences are set to
    >>> North America dialing.
    >>>
    >>> Why do I have to use the area code when dialing within the same one?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Welcome to modern technology. It's now required to dial 10 digits.
    >> Just modify your address book to include the area code on her phone
    >> numbers and the others in your area code.
    >>
    >> Bob
    >>




  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem


    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sorry Bob! I meant to reply to Norm.


    NTW Jerome. Your reply was applicable to both our posts. I wasn't aware that
    some local phone companies still allowed only 7 digit local dialing.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Leebehr
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    Where I live (Southern California in the 310 area code) they are on the
    verge of changing to mandatory 10-digit dialing. We are getting a new
    area code here which will be an overlay. First of its kind here AFAIK.
    I've been using 10-digit dialing anyway because many of my contacts
    are in other ACs...




  7. #7
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Sorry Bob! I meant to reply to Norm.

    >
    > NTW Jerome. Your reply was applicable to both our posts. I wasn't
    > aware that some local phone companies still allowed only 7 digit
    > local dialing.


    I don't think it matters. We have 7-digit dialing here (at least for
    now). But I still prefer all my local cellphone numbers entered with the
    area-code (sure helps when you are out of town). Well, at least that's
    the way I did it before having a Treo.

    My Treo 650 is configured to add "1" plus my area code to any number
    dialed either manually, or via Contacts, with 7 digits. So if I enter
    555-1111 and hit dial, the phone displays "Dialing 1-555-555-1111).
    Ditto when dialing a 7 digit number from Contacts. But I mainly use this
    for quick dialing around town.

    Interestingly, the option to do this is right underneath the "North
    American Dialing" checkbox under Dialing Options.

    I have "When dialing, add this area code to 7 digit numbers: <entered my
    area code>" checked too.

    Under that, I have "Always dial +1 in front of the area code" checked as
    well. Probably don't need this one checked, but it doesn't seem to hurt.

    Ironically, if all phones had this feature we could enter our local
    numbers with 7 digits. Then when the inevitable area-code change occurs,
    you only have to change it in one place. <g>


    --
    Mike





  8. #8
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Norm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Both of my phones are with sprint. When I call my wifes LG phone with my
    >> Treo 650 I did not dial the area code since we are both in the same area
    >> code. The call did not connect. I then dialed using the area code and the
    >> call connected. My Treo phone prefrences are set to North America dialing.
    >>
    >> Why do I have to use the area code when dialing within the same one?

    >
    > Welcome to modern technology. It's now required to dial 10 digits. Just
    > modify your address book to include the area code on her phone numbers and
    > the others in your area code.


    10 digits are mandatory only in 'overlay' areas, where they have more
    than one area code for the same area. Most areas that are not heavily
    populated still allow 7-digit dialing.

    --
    John Richards



  9. #9
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    There are some numbers in my phone book that I know I will never dial
    when I am out of town. Those I do not need to enter with the area code.


    Tinman wrote:
    > Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    >>"Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Sorry Bob! I meant to reply to Norm.

    >>
    >>NTW Jerome. Your reply was applicable to both our posts. I wasn't
    >>aware that some local phone companies still allowed only 7 digit
    >>local dialing.

    >
    >
    > I don't think it matters. We have 7-digit dialing here (at least for
    > now). But I still prefer all my local cellphone numbers entered with the
    > area-code (sure helps when you are out of town). Well, at least that's
    > the way I did it before having a Treo.
    >
    > My Treo 650 is configured to add "1" plus my area code to any number
    > dialed either manually, or via Contacts, with 7 digits. So if I enter
    > 555-1111 and hit dial, the phone displays "Dialing 1-555-555-1111).
    > Ditto when dialing a 7 digit number from Contacts. But I mainly use this
    > for quick dialing around town.
    >
    > Interestingly, the option to do this is right underneath the "North
    > American Dialing" checkbox under Dialing Options.
    >
    > I have "When dialing, add this area code to 7 digit numbers: <entered my
    > area code>" checked too.
    >
    > Under that, I have "Always dial +1 in front of the area code" checked as
    > well. Probably don't need this one checked, but it doesn't seem to hurt.
    >
    > Ironically, if all phones had this feature we could enter our local
    > numbers with 7 digits. Then when the inevitable area-code change occurs,
    > you only have to change it in one place. <g>
    >
    >




  10. #10
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > There are some numbers in my phone book that I know I will never dial
    > when I am out of town.


    Never say never. Like, maybe your local Domino's will at least give you
    the number of the one in BFE, should you happen to be there and not know
    where Domino's is; nor its number.


    > Those I do not need to enter with the area
    > code.


    For now. But if or when you are forced to dial 10 digits locally, none
    of those 7 digit numbers in your phone book will work (unless your phone
    has the feature I described that is contained in the Treo). But if you
    enter them with 10 digits, they will work, even when/if 10 digit dialing
    becomes mandatory.

    Of course the last place I lived that mandated 10 digit dialing changed
    the area-code at the same time.


    --
    Mike





  11. #11
    sprtel
    Guest

    Re: Dialing Problem

    All my stored numbers (even those in my area code) are 10 digits
    .. If I dial in my area code I use 7 numbers. Of course you don't
    have to put the "1" in front of a dialed number.



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