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Old 2014-06-16, 07:34   #2
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Jul 2008
Maryland, USA

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The interesting thing is that ten digits (area code + phone number) seems to suffice when calling from a mobile phone. Why the "1" still hangs on to landline calls is a mystery to me.

Just be thankful that you're not in Maine. A combination of their provincial, parochial attitudes along with the (nowadays) unusual situation of having one area code for the entire state leads to some interesting problems when you start spouting off a ten-digit phone number. My cell phone number - (240) XXX-XXXX - is often misdialed by Mainers as 240-XXXX. Unfortunately this local number belongs to a particular young woman who is not at all interested in hearing about foibles in the local telephone service, nor is she interested in taking my calls. Getting in touch with her was an interesting experience to say the least.
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