New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls

Mine doesn't -- AT&T Wireless and Cingular GSM phones have 10D or 11D
only, at least around here.

    --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

Thus spake "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb@cs.columbia.edu>

Oh, you ignorant rednecks.* Even my cell phone has 7D dialing

Mine doesn't -- AT&T Wireless and Cingular GSM phones have 10D
or 11D only, at least around here.

My T-Mobile GSM phone allows 10D, 11D, or E.164 anywhere in the US and Canada, but I've noticed I can dial 7D in most places that have a single area code.

S

Stephen Sprunk "Those people who think they know everything
CCIE #3723 are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
K5SSS --Isaac Asimov

Leave it up to Cingular to be stupid. :stuck_out_tongue: I've been a customer of Alltel,
Northcoast PCS, Sprint PCS and now T-Mobile, and the old GTE Wireless
dating back to '93. On none of those carriers have I ever been forced to
dial 10D if I wasn't roaming, and if I was dialing a number in the same
area code my cellphone number was in.

IOW, I'm pretty sure they're the only company doing that, though ICBW.

I hang out in telecom circles, and I have no datapoints suggesting that
cellular carriers are requiring or moving to requiring 10D for local
calling, though Stan Cline (roamer1) would be the guy to ask.

This is, of course, OT of the OT thread about ISP dialing.

I would observe that there's a fairly obvious mnemonic to 7D (the same
area code as my own number), but Steve's already gonna yell at me for
posting on this thread, so...

Cheers,
-- jra