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  • 10 Fascinating Facts about Phone Numbers

    07/20/2011 6:44:18 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 120 replies
    Mashable (tip o'the hat NRO's The Corner) ^ | 07/05/2011 (approximately) | Amy-Mae Elliott
    You probably dial a few of them every day, but do you ever stop and think about the history behind a phone number? When were the first numbers introduced? How did you end up with a particular area code? We’ve got the answers to these quandaries and more in our collection of 10 fascinating facts that you might not know about the common phone number.
  • Some Californians set to begin 11-digit dialing

    07/23/2006 4:15:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 82 replies · 2,360+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 23, 2006 | Dan Laidman
    LOS ANGELES – Starting Wednesday, seven-digit dialing will be a thing of the past for a broad swath of coastal Los Angeles County. Residents of such posh enclaves as Santa Monica, Malibu and Brentwood will be among the first Californians to be required to dial 11 digits each time they pick up the phone, even if they are calling a next-door neighbor. The change comes as part of the state's first-ever area code overlay, in which future phone numbers within a region receive a new area code while existing numbers keep the old one. It contrasts with the more common...