telcom marches on
Thomas A. Beckett
thomas at tbeckett.com
Wed Mar 14 10:44:44 EST 2001
Actually, it was the prospect of a geographic split that got the local
business community up in arms. Nobody wanted to change their
letterhead, business cards, etc. So stick it to the new people.
Now if they were dumping /four/ new area codes on /us/, there might be
more of a fuss.
> They tried to do this in Silicon Valley. EVERYONE was up in arms. And you
> know what, Pac Bell backed down and just switched part of the bay to a new
> area code. So instead of just 415 and 408, there now exists 831, 925, 510
> and 707, and maybe some more since I left in November.
> You can protest this!
> Just because they say they are going to do it, does not make
> it >law< Fight the stupid area code overlay, darn it!
> Saundra, being ever so feisty on this Spring like day.
> At 09:57 AM 3/14/2001 -0500, Thomas A. Beckett wrote:
> > Looks like we're getting a new area code very soon. Interestingly,
> >it'll be an overlay to the 919 area, and only apply to new telephone
> >accounts. Every phone call will have to include the area code from here
> >on out.
> > I was in DC when they went to 10-digit-dialing and it was relatively
> >painless. But there you had these geographic distinctions to know which
> >area code to use: Maryland - 301, DC - 202, and Virginia - 704. I
> >guess in this situation the onus will be on the luckless early adopters
> >to emphasize the new area code when they give out their number. They'll
> >be in the minority for some time, I imagine.
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