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Old 03-04-08, 09:02 PM
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When you dial a toll free # where you live do you have to dial "1" first

Does anyone have to dial the "1" always first when you call a 800, 888, 886 toll free #?

Here in Colorado you can get through without dialing the "1"


Just curious if any other states it's required

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Old 03-04-08, 09:03 PM
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I always dial it. I never thought about whether you needed to or not; i assumed you did.
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Uh yeah, at least here in California.
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Old 03-04-08, 10:11 PM
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If I try without a "1", I hear this recorded message:

To complete calls beyond your local calling area, you must dial "1" and the area code first.

That means anything outside of my area code has to have "1" in front of it (that goes for 800, 866, etc).
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Old 03-05-08, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Uh yeah, at least here in California.
its needed for a land line always. from a cell phone (at least mine), its not needed
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Old 03-05-08, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by brtcmfn
Does anyone have to dial the "1" always first when you call a 800, 888, 886 toll free #?

Here in Colorado you can get through without dialing the "1"


Just curious if any other states it's required

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I live in CO, just tried it, and it wouldn't connect. This was on a landline, though.
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Old 03-05-08, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
I live in CO, just tried it, and it wouldn't connect. This was on a landline, though.


Hmmm, Interesting with Vonage it goes through with a 1 or without
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It's been more than 10 years since I've dialed a number without the "1" or area code. I don't even think about it.
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Old 03-05-08, 10:13 AM
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Off topic kinda...

A phone number at the most is 11 digits, when you see a phone number that's used for marketing purposes like 1-800-BobsHouseOfReefer where the phrase is longer than 7 letters, what happens to the extra letters when the number's dialed? It was a random thought I had the other day, I figured somebody here would know.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Off topic kinda...

A phone number at the most is 11 digits, when you see a phone number that's used for marketing purposes like 1-800-BobsHouseOfReefer where the phrase is longer than 7 letters, what happens to the extra letters when the number's dialed? It was a random thought I had the other day, I figured somebody here would know.
I think they get stored in the phone for the next time. Also, where is this Bobs House of Reefer that you speak of?
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I always have had to use the 1 from a landline and I'm in California. Never use the 1 on my cell though.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Off topic kinda...

A phone number at the most is 11 digits, when you see a phone number that's used for marketing purposes like 1-800-BobsHouseOfReefer where the phrase is longer than 7 letters, what happens to the extra letters when the number's dialed? It was a random thought I had the other day, I figured somebody here would know.
You leave the last "S" off for savings!

In reality they are just extra numbers. If you dial the first 11 your call will be connected and your extra button pushing is just making beeps in your ear.

I tried Bob's House of Reefer and it's just some recording to dial another 800 number to chat. Can you make sure you spelled it right?
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