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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Within 706 Area Code Begins April 3

If it affects you, you probably got something in your phone bill but, area code 706 – (that’s OTP stuff) is all full! Starting April 3rd, if you live in Georgia’s 706 area code, you’ll have to dial the full 10 digits when making a call inside 706. Previously, you could just dial the 7 digit number. I think that was in all or most of 706. Plus, the new 762 area code will be added, it seems, for new numbers starting May 16.

Full story here.

If you have family / friends in the 706 area code who may be elderly or, for some reason, may have difficulty in understanding this change, you may want to take a moment to help them understand and perhaps reprogram their speed dials or something.

Years ago, in OTP Land, we could just dial the last 5 digits to get connected. Then, it went to 7. NOW it’s going to 10! Where will it all end?? (grin).

When I stop to think about it, it’s no wonder BellSouth has to add area codes. I have a unique number for: office, home, fax, cell; a Skype In number, a Gizmo In number. I really need more numbers, I think.

I wonder if we’ll have 11, 12 or 13 digit numbers in the future? Could be.

4 Comments so far

  1. Eric (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    Actually, while the 706 Area Code is OTP, it is the Area Code for North Georgia OUTSIDE of the Metropolitan Area. The Area Code for OTP (but still part of the Metro-Atlanta area) is 770.

    Just a friendly correction from one of your OTP friends.

  2. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

    Cool! Thanks, Eric.

  3. Greg (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 10:16 am

    All the cool people have 404 y’know ;)

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 5:23 am

    I always find it interesting that with the innovation of technology we have to dial more numbers than we did when I was a child. Shouldn’t we be dialing fewer instead?

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