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Re: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls

  • From: Lou Katz
  • Date: Fri Aug 19 17:12:16 2005

On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 02:20:59PM -0500, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> 
> Thus spake "Robert Bonomi" <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
> [ attribution to me missing ]
> >>That's why some states (e.g. Texas) require that all toll calls be
> >>dialed as 1+ _regardless of area code_, and local calls cannot be
> >>dialed as 1+.  If you dial a number wrong, you get a message telling
> >>you how to do it properly (and why).
> >
> >In some places that "solution" is _not_practical_.  As in where the same
> >three digit sequence is in use as a C.O. 'prefix', *and* as an areacode.
> >(an where, in some 'perverse' situations, the foreign area-code is a
> >'non-toll' call, yet the bare prefix within the areacode is a toll call.
> 
> We don't have that problem because all nearby area codes are reserved as 
> prefixes.  For instance, if 214 and 817 are nearby, there exist no 214-817 
> or 817-214 numbers (or 214-214 or 817-817).  Duh?
> 

Not here! I have a 510-530-887X number. They assigned 530 as an area code
to an area around Sacramento, not far from here. That region uses the 887
prefix, so I get LOTS of wrong numbers where they forgot to dial the 1.

Fooey.
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