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Old 11-26-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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What happened? Have we escaped all that dialing for now?

10-Digit Dialing Just Around the Corner :: WRAL.com

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Posted: Jan 14, 2001

RALEIGH — Get your fingers walking. It will soon be necessary to dial 10 numbers every time you make a telephone call.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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What happened? Have we escaped all that dialing for now?
10-Digit Dialing Just Around the Corner :: WRAL.com
All my cell contact numbers are set to include area code. That is the way it has to be when you are out of the local area. Also, many people I know have kept old cell phone numbers with ancient area codes when they relocated.
"tough it out"
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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All my cell contact numbers are set to include area code. That is the way it has to be when you are out of the local area. Also, many people I know have kept old cell phone numbers with ancient area codes when they relocated.
"tough it out"
Same here. While living in LA and having to deal with 5 different area codes, I just got into the habit of dialing ten digits when making a call. No big deal here IMHO.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What happened? Have we escaped all that dialing for now?
"What happened", as the article says, is out-of-control population growth coupled with everyone's having several phone lines nowadays. A few short years ago, NC only had two area codes (919 and 704) but as soon as FAX machines, computers (at the time, dial-up), and later, cell phones, of course, started using up the number of phone numbers in an area code. This has happened everywhere, of course, not just NC. I just hope we don't ever have to go to an 'overlay' system like they have in Charlotte.

Ironically, for many people, their number of phones is actually decreasing, as they get rid of land lines altogether in favor of cell-only. Maybe that will keep the using-up-numbers at bay.

I do think that the tendency of many people to move and not change their cell # from the old place has made 10-digit dialing pretty much de rigueur for many, anyway.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Well, I asked what happened because the article was dated 2001 and I don't dial 10 #s when making a local call
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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So what was the point of bringing up a nearly 9 yr old article?
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So what was the point of bringing up a nearly 9 yr old article?
There was a post on one of the other state forums about 10 digit dialing and I had to do that in MA when I made a call... which caused me to Google to see what the deal was in the Raleigh area
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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"What happened", as the article says, is out-of-control population growth coupled with everyone's having several phone lines nowadays. A few short years ago, NC only had two area codes (919 and 704) but as soon as FAX machines, computers (at the time, dial-up), and later, cell phones, of course, started using up the number of phone numbers in an area code. This has happened everywhere, of course, not just NC. I just hope we don't ever have to go to an 'overlay' system like they have in Charlotte.

Ironically, for many people, their number of phones is actually decreasing, as they get rid of land lines altogether in favor of cell-only. Maybe that will keep the using-up-numbers at bay.

I do think that the tendency of many people to move and not change their cell # from the old place has made 10-digit dialing pretty much de rigueur for many, anyway.
I register all numbers in my phone with ten digits figuring it will happen sooner or later.
It makes it easier when roaming out of state, too.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I do think that the tendency of many people to move and not change their cell # from the old place has made 10-digit dialing pretty much de rigueur for many, anyway.
I changed mine from 617 to 919. Every time I would verbally give my # here people assumed that 617 was the exchange not the area code. Much easier with the 919 area code now
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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Well, I asked what happened because the article was dated 2001 and I don't dial 10 #s when making a local call
I guess the number of people moving here from NY/NJ fell far short of their predictions.
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