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1 posted on 07/23/2006 4:15:22 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

It all started with the damn ZIP Codes. Now the end is near!!


2 posted on 07/23/2006 4:17:41 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: South40

We've been doing that in Houston for quite some time. Looks like California is behind the times. :-P


4 posted on 07/23/2006 4:20:22 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Now if you'll excuse me, I have some idea balls to remove from a manatee tank.")
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They're running out of phone numbers. Hence a new overlay in California.

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5 posted on 07/23/2006 4:20:24 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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“Some of the carriers were screaming they didn't have numbers, and here it's been seven years and nobody's been denied a telephone number in the 310 area code.”

There's a reason for that. The dramatic growth in computer-based communication in the last 10 years (e-mail, instant messaging, teleconferencing, etc.) has rendered the fax machine nearly obsolete. This has slowed down the growth in demand for new phone numbers in most metropolitan areas.

I'm not even sure why it's such a big deal for people who don't like this 11-digit dialing anyway. So many people place phone calls these days using pre-set/memory dialing that pressing each individual digit is becoming a thing of the past, too.

6 posted on 07/23/2006 4:22:14 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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7 posted on 07/23/2006 4:26:21 PM PDT by EveningStar
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Then there's the prestige factor.

Pffft.

8 posted on 07/23/2006 4:27:17 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: South40
Totally stupid, they should make all numbers 8 digits and they increase all of them by 10 million.

I remember when they did it in Los Angeles from 6 to 7 digits to increase the numbers.
11 posted on 07/23/2006 4:29:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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Wonder why they have to dial 11 digits. Here in Houston, with three area codes (713, 281, and 832), we still only have to dial 10.


12 posted on 07/23/2006 4:30:29 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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Consumer activists and politicians mobilized against the plan, however, and in 1999 the California Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 to halt it. At the state's behest, phone companies found other ways to conserve numbers. Typical of the California leftists to force private corporations to accommodate them.
14 posted on 07/23/2006 4:33:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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*Yawn*

We've had 10-digit dialing in Orlando since 1999, when we got our second area code (321) to join the previously existing 407. I thought California was supposed to be ahead of the rest of the country in everything.


15 posted on 07/23/2006 4:34:32 PM PDT by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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To: South40

Growing up in Colorado in the 70s, we only dialed 4 numbers. Many folks still had party lines.


19 posted on 07/23/2006 4:49:59 PM PDT by TankerKC (┐JosÚ puede usted ver?)
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Californians to be required to dial 11 digits each time they pick up the phone...

Brrrring... "Hello? Hold on, I have to dial eleven digits."

Communication skills today are atrocious.

20 posted on 07/23/2006 4:51:08 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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This happened around Chicago a while ago.


22 posted on 07/23/2006 4:53:27 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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No one will notice. You only need update your phone directory once.


23 posted on 07/23/2006 5:15:13 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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I always thought overlays were stupid. Except that cell phones should be on separate area codes, because they really don't have a geographical home. 917 in NYC is sort of like this.

Does anyone still pay for long distance calls on an individual basis? Here I've got unlimited long distance.

27 posted on 07/23/2006 5:28:26 PM PDT by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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I live in the 847 area code, and we have had to dial 11 digits for several years. And, with all the numbers stored in my cell phone, it's not that often that I have to dial 11 digits anyway.

Just think, if computers could have been programmed to just add one more digit at the end of all numbers, there would be no need to dial 11 digits.

31 posted on 07/23/2006 5:45:01 PM PDT by Bernard (God helps those who helps themselves - The US Government takes in the rest.)
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If Mayberry gets another area code, does that mean that the phone company has to hire someone to help Sara?


36 posted on 07/23/2006 5:57:14 PM PDT by aomagrat (Just when you think you have it made in the shade, the tree falls on you.)
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11? Most of Texas is 10 digit dialing. Where is the extra digit?


37 posted on 07/23/2006 5:58:56 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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Kalifornia 2006: Press "1" for English

Kalifornia 2007: Press "1100001" for English
43 posted on 07/23/2006 6:04:51 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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Then there's the prestige factor.

“People are very aware of the 310 area code,” said Darren Lewis, a manager in the music industry who works in Santa Monica. “It has a cachet.”

LOL! Somehow, Mr. Lewis, I think you'll live through this.

Now, if Lewis adds another phone line to his office, it will start with 424, which he expects will confuse the many people he deals with on the East Coast.

“People are going to wonder where you are,” he said.

Eventually they'll figure it out. Buck up, cowboy! It ain't the end of the world.

47 posted on 07/23/2006 6:24:42 PM PDT by Drew68
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