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easy answer to 10 digit dialing

 

I live in San Jose Ca where we have been converted to ten digit dialing.

If I want to call my next door neighbor, I have to enter 1408 before his 7 digit number.

I understand the need for this as the network is running out of numbers and area codes.

My suggestion is:

 

The telephone keypad has two almost unused keys; The * and The #

If the telephone switch sees an * as the first dialed key, it would replace it with a 1 followed by the root area code of the calling telephone.

For a slight fee, the user can use the # for any other area code he/she defines.

 

This would save millions of keystrokes per day in the US and make the users happier.

 

I have been trying to get this idea to AT&T for a year and can’t seem to get to the right people.

If you know a better way, let me know.

 

I live in San Jose Ca where we have been converted to ten digit dialing.

If I want to call my next door neighbor, I have to enter 1408 before his 7 digit number.

I understand the need for this as the network is running out of numbers and area codes.

My suggestion is:

 

The telephone keypad has two almost unused keys; The * and The #

If the telephone switch sees an * as the first dialed key, it would replace it with a 1 followed by the root area code of the calling telephone.

For a slight fee, the user can use the # for any other area code he/she defines.

 

This would save millions of keystrokes per day in the US and make the users happier.

 

I have been trying to get this idea to AT&T for a year and can’t seem to get to the right people.

If you know a better way, let me know.

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stpaddock wrote:

 

I live in San Jose Ca where we have been converted to ten digit dialing.

If I want to call my next door neighbor, I have to enter 1408 before his 7 digit number.

I understand the need for this as the network is running out of numbers and area codes.

My suggestion is:

 

The telephone keypad has two almost unused keys; The * and The #

If the telephone switch sees an * as the first dialed key, it would replace it with a 1 followed by the root area code of the calling telephone.

For a slight fee, the user can use the # for any other area code he/she defines.

 

This would save millions of keystrokes per day in the US and make the users happier.

 

I have been trying to get this idea to AT&T for a year and can’t seem to get to the right people.

If you know a better way, let me know.


 

Not to burst your bubble or quelch your creativity, but I would start working on a new project.

 

Not to say you've got a bad idea, but it would be much more useful if we were all still using these phones.

 

 

As it is most any new phones have "phonebook" features that allow you to store anywhere from 20 to a 100 numbers (including the 1+areacode) which can be accessed with, at most, 4 to 6 button pushes.

 

Or most have speed dial where you can have access to (usually) 10 numbers with just 1 or 2 button pushes. You could set one of the speed dials up with just the 1+areacode, then just hit your speed dial and finish dialing.

 

 

 

 




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stpaddock wrote:

 

I live in San Jose Ca where we have been converted to ten digit dialing.

If I want to call my next door neighbor, I have to enter 1408 before his 7 digit number.

I understand the need for this as the network is running out of numbers and area codes.

My suggestion is:

 

The telephone keypad has two almost unused keys; The * and The #

If the telephone switch sees an * as the first dialed key, it would replace it with a 1 followed by the root area code of the calling telephone.

For a slight fee, the user can use the # for any other area code he/she defines.

 

This would save millions of keystrokes per day in the US and make the users happier.

 

I have been trying to get this idea to AT&T for a year and can’t seem to get to the right people.

If you know a better way, let me know.


 

Not to burst your bubble or quelch your creativity, but I would start working on a new project.

 

Not to say you've got a bad idea, but it would be much more useful if we were all still using these phones.

 

 

As it is most any new phones have "phonebook" features that allow you to store anywhere from 20 to a 100 numbers (including the 1+areacode) which can be accessed with, at most, 4 to 6 button pushes.

 

Or most have speed dial where you can have access to (usually) 10 numbers with just 1 or 2 button pushes. You could set one of the speed dials up with just the 1+areacode, then just hit your speed dial and finish dialing.

 

 

 

 




__________________________________________________________
How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                               neon_sign.jpg

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