11? Most of Texas is 10 digit dialing. Where is the extra digit?
I formerly worked in the yellow pages industry. If I understand it correctly, in California, they dial 1 before the number, even if it is a local call. They have not had 10 digit dialing up until now.
Someone mentioned 713 & 281 in Houston as being a geographical split. When Houston and Dallas got new area codes in the mid 90's, there was originally a geographic split. Houston inside of Beltway 8 kept 713, while outlying areas got the new 281. Same in Dallas, where everything inside of LBJ Freeway kept 214, and the outlying areas got 972. After a few years, in an attempt to preserve phone numbers, those imaginary boundaries were removed, and 713/281 and 214/972 were overlaid on top of each other. In addition, 832 was overlaid on top of 713/281, and 469 was overlaid on top of 214/972.
In Houston, it is possible to have a 713 number for your landline, a 281 number for your fax line, and an 832 number for your cell phone. Same in Dallas with 214/972/469.
10 digits in Mass.: 617-XXX-XXXX, 978-YYY-YYYY, etc.
It'd odd when I visit a state with only one area code and on the radio, on TV, or in the papers when they give a number out (like in an ad or something) it's _only_ 7 digits!
We still have to dial 1 before the area code, except on a cell phone.
I'm currently in 760, 858 is a few miles south, as is 619 and we have to dial 1 before the number.
At my home in Glendale, 818, I have to dial 1 to dial my office 6 miles away in Loa Angeles.