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Started by Greg G., April 03, 2009, 03:55:44 AM
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 04, 2009, 12:45:39 AMBingster;Our phone didn't have a dial, does that make a difference as to the lettering ?D/P
Quote from: Babybearjs on August 15, 2013, 11:25:38 PMnow, heres something to talk about, since we are talking 3 digits... say your phone prefix is say "377" why cant the phone company program their systems to allow for 4 digit dialing within that prefix only and so on... so if you call a number with the same prefix, all you have to do is dial the last 4 digits to get that other party. BUT, if you call outside that prefix, you have to dial all 7 digits.... would that be quicker???
Quote from: G-Man on August 16, 2013, 07:22:44 AMFrom my understanding of his question, he wants to be able to dial ONLY the last four digits without using a prefix. Though there are some exceptions, within a typical 10,000-line exchange, perhaps only a few hundred to perhaps a couple of thousand lines are used for Centrex.Unfortunately dialing only four digits will access a limited number of Centrex lines in his own group unless a prefix digit is added to access the rest of the lines in his exchange. Speed-dialing requires even more numbers in the prefix and typically allows even less access to the rest of the subscribers in his exchange.
Quote from: G-Man on August 16, 2013, 10:19:53 AMIn each example that you have given so far, extra preceding digits (those are prefixes) are needed whether they be for another exchange, Centrex or speed-dialing access, which is contradictory to the original query. Digit absorbing selectors allowed 4-digit dialing in SxS offices but that is from an earlier era and also is not applicable to Babybearjs original question.Implementing four digit dialing on a modern switch would paralyze any number of functions and access to a number of service codes and other services by denying it the flexibility to incapacitate a number of the capabilities that are currently available as well as severely inconveniencing the subscribers. As far as NARS (more commonly known in the industry as Direct Inward Dialing [DID]) is concerned, it is available for residential service however dealing with service reps is sometimes like pulling teeth when attempting to acquire services that they are unfamiliar with. You may want to contact Steph Kerman since he has/had it for his PBX at his California home though I am not sure if he also is utilizing it at his NYC or Florida domicile. As I recall he order a block of DID numbers which were surprisingly inexpensive.