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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The 411 on 458

It appears from this phone bill insert that the folks in the 541 area code will soon be joining us in dialing 10 digits to call across the street:

Comments (5)

the phone companies have gotta be running out of area codes. We'll soon be doing 13 digit dialing. This is only a stopgap measure. Try consistently remembering 13 digits. I am unable to remember a single international phone number what with the country code, city code, and god knows what else code. It's gonna get that bad here soon.

"It's gonna get that bad here soon."

I know what you mean. Recently it's been getting hard for me to remember my birthday. Of course in my case that could just be old age.

Been doing it for years in Joisey. Hmmm. I think it's time to break up into a few more area codes here. By the way, I saw an Internet video of some people popping some popcorn with three ringing cell phones. Wonder how long it would take to melt cheese nachos?

Let's see. You had enough old phone numbers that weren't being reused when they were set up for fax and dial-up Internet service. Then you have the situation where everybody in the family has to have a separate cell phone with separate number. Then, and I'm not kidding in the slightest about this, you have the kids who decide that one cell phone isn't enough, and need to be able to have two calls at the same time. Yeah, I can see how this is going to be going all over the country. (It's been nearly twelve years since you could get away with calling anywhere in Dallas without using the area code as well as the phone number, and now my folks in Wisconsin are facing that. Civilization is spreading even there.)

I live out in the rural 541 and could get by with 4 digits, except for the cell phones. Many of my friends refer to their home numbers in 4 digits. One step ahead of a party line. It's rather comical the throwback. It's gonna be more of an effort. Wish some provider would enable an area code short-cut key.

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