Does my neighbour have to dial all 11 digits to my Lingo voip phone?

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Christian Dysthe, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I just got a voip connection from Lingo set up. It works fine. I chose
    to get a new number from them. What I find strange is that I can call
    locally from the Lingo phone using the last 7 digits while everyone in
    my local area have to dial all 11 digits to call me. Is that right? I
    wonder what would have happened if I had chosen to keep my old number,
    would they still have had to call all 11 digits? I did call Lingo's
    technical support, and they of course said that people had to call all
    11 digits. The answer came too fast I think. I am not sure this can be
    the case.

    Does anyone know how these things work in the a mixed voip land line
    world?

    TIA

    //Christian
     
    Christian Dysthe, Oct 5, 2004
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  2. Christian Dysthe

    wkearney99 Guest

    11 or 10 digits? Here in the mid-atlantic (us) it's common to have to dial
    both the 3 digit area code and the 7 digit number (10 total). So even when
    'in' the 301 area code calling another number in 301 it's necessary to dial
    the 301 area code. Calling other 'local' area codes can be done with just
    their area code (202, 703, 240, etc). Calling a number in those area codes
    but not 'local' requires dialing a leading 1 for long distance. This switch
    came about years ago here. Other areas using 7 digit dialing apparently
    still exist but I wouldn't be surprised to see it being required.

    Whether or not it's related to using a VOIP connection wouldn't seem like it
    should matter. Does the use of a new Carrier and number portability require
    the change?

    -Bill Kearney
     
    wkearney99, Oct 5, 2004
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