Must Always Key In Area Code

drm23233

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Why do I have to always key the area code when dialing a number, even when I'm within my own area code? Never had to do that with any other carrier. When I called Apple about it, they said I needed to speak with AT&T. The AT&T cust service guy told me that that's the way the iPhone works and that AT&T would be rolling out this requirement to all of their subscribers. He went on to tell me that all carriers will be moving to this model.

I have not heard anything about that and I suspect that he was just making up an answer. Can anyone confirm this or is there a way to tell my iPhone to default calls to my local area code?

Thanks
 

eufo

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Why do I have to always key the area code when dialing a number, even when I'm within my own area code? Never had to do that with any other carrier. When I called Apple about it, they said I needed to speak with AT&T. The AT&T cust service guy told me that that's the way the iPhone works and that AT&T would be rolling out this requirement to all of their subscribers. He went on to tell me that all carriers will be moving to this model.

I have not heard anything about that and I suspect that he was just making up an answer. Can anyone confirm this or is there a way to tell my iPhone to default calls to my local area code?

Thanks
It's called 10-digit dialing and those of us in major cities have had to do it for several years. You'll learn to think in 10-digits, just give it time.
 

deac

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I thought all cell phones had been like that for years. I know ours have with Alltel and we're not a "major" city. Was no surprise nor difference to me. I understand really major cities even have to do it from land lines now.
 

drm23233

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Thanks for the replies. It's new to me. Guess I'll have to get used to it. Now, is there an easy way to update the hundreds of contacts that I imported that don't include the local area code?
 

skiz420

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i live out in Boston and there are a number of area codes that are used out here... we litterly ran out of some area codes.... also people have ported numbers from all over since this is such a diverse area... its been like this for many years over here... i don't even know anyones number... not even my own house... just my cell and work... everything else.. THANK GOD FOR THE CONTACT LIST... its not a good habbit but a lot of people i know are like that... stuck somewhere with a dead cell phone and a pocket full of quarters cant think of anyones number to call to get a ride LOL
 

teufel657

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I've had to 10 digit dial for the past 5 years or so being from chicago suburb area. I've gotten used to it.
 

Alexander

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I have had 10 digit dialing for what seems about 9 years now. I forgot 7 digit dialing even existed.