NET Pamphlet on Dialing Changes For 413 Area

NET Pamphlet on Dialing Changes For 413 Area

Post by Jonathan_Welc » Thu, 13 May 1993 22:23:35



Because of the rapid growth of communications services such as fax
machines, computer lines, cellular telephones and regular telephonel
ines, the country is running out of area codes. As a result of a plan
to create additional area codes, New England Telephone, along with
phone companies throughout North America, is changing the way certain
calls are made.  The dialing changes will be introduced in two phases,
and the implementation will be done on a central-office-by-central-
office basis within each area code across the five-state New England
Telephone operating area.

Although the way you dial some calls may change, there will be no
change in either rates or your local calling area. A local call still
will be a local call -- a toll call still will be a toll call.

PHASE ONE - ALL DIRECTLY DIALED CALLS TO A DIFFERENT AREA CODE

For customers in the 413 Area Code, the first phase begins March 1,
1993. You should at that time dial "1," the area code and the
seven-digit telephone number to directly dial any number in a
different area code. While this is no change for most of our
customers, it will affect some. Those whose local calling area extends
across an area code boundary, and who previously could make local
calls to that differ- ent area code by dialing only seven digits will
new be required to dial the "1," the area code and the seven-digit
number to complete this local call.

If your local calling area includes customers in another area code,
you should now begin dialing your local calls to the other area code
by using the "1," the area code and the seven-digit number. Until
April 8, 1993 there will be a "permissive dialing period" during which
both the old and the new dialing procedures will work. This dialing
procedure for all calls to another area code will become mandatory on
April 8, 1993.

If you have any question about which exchanges are included within
your local calling area, please consult the introductory White Pages
of your NYNEX telephone directory.

PHASE TWO - ALL DIRECTLY DIALED CALLS WITHIN YOUR AREA CODE AND
CUSTOMER-DIALED, OPERATOR-ASSISTED CALLS

The second phase of the dialing changes involves calls made to numbers
within your own area code and all directly dialed calls requiring
operator assistance or the use of a calling card.

For directly dialed calls to any number within the same area code,
you'll only have to dial the seven-digit phone number that you're
calling.  It won't make any difference whether the call is inside or
outside your local calling area, or a local or toll call. As long as
it's within the area code that you're in, you'll only dial seven
digits. With this dialing change, a "1" is not necessarily a sign of a
toll call.

Since you will no longer be dialing "1" before toll calls within your
area code, you should know if the call is a local call or a toll call
before you dial it. If you are unsure of your local calling area,
please refer to the introductory White Pages of your NYNEX telephone
directory where you will find a list of exchanges included in your
local calling area. If a directory is not available, you can receive a
copy of any Massachusetts directory by calling your New England
Telephone business office. The telephone number is listed on page one
of your monthly telephone bill.

Again, we remind you that when calling any number within your area
code, your local calling area and the rates will not change as a
result of these changes in the dialing procedures. You just won't need
to dial a "1" before the number when you make a toll call.

CUSTOMER-DIALED, OPERATOR-ASSISTED CALLS

For operator-assisted calls (calling card, collect, or calls billed to
a third party) you must always dial "0" plus the area code and the
seven-digit telephone number. This is the case no matter where you're
calling, your own area code included.

We want to alert all of our residence and business customers well in
advance so that, at the appropriate time, you can make any changes to
your telephone services (Speed Calling, Call Forwarding, automatic
dialers, alarm or medical dialers) and business telephone systems (PBX
routing or blocking) that may be required.

Because each central office will be converted independently of the
others, we have included a schedule of office conversions for your
entire area code as a part of this notice. This should assist you in
any planning, or in scheduling any equipment reprogramming or
replacement that you may require.

The work within each central office will take approximately a week to
ten days to complete.  During that period it may be possible for some
customers to complete calls using the new dialing procedures, but we
recommend that you continue using the current procedures until the
date listed in the "Permissive Period Begins" column on the
accompanying schedule.

The office-by-office schedule includes the date that the work will be
completed, starting the permissive dialing period for that office.
Once the permissive period has started, we recommend that you
re-program any services or equipment that may require reprogramming.
You should then begin using the new procedures so that when the
permissive period ends on September 21, 1993, your calls will be
completed without interruption or the need to redial.

  If you have questions about your telecommunications equipment,
please contact an equipment sales and service company that serves your
area. If you have questions about the dialing pattern changes, please
call New England Telephone at 1 800-555-5000, ext. 208. We want to
make this transition as easy as possible for you.

            NUMBERS BEGIN       PERMISSIVE
EXCHANGE        WITH            PERIOD BEGINS

Adams           743             Apr. 16, 1993
Agawam          786, 789        Feb. 7, 1993
Amherst   253, 256, 259, 542,   May 2, 1993
          545, 546, 548, 549
Ashfield        628             May 9, 1993
Becket          623             Apr. 16, 1993
Belchertown     323             May 23, 1993
Bernardston     648             May 9, 1993
Blandford       848             May 23, 1993
Brimfield       245             May 23, 1993
Charlemont      339             May 9, 1993
Chester         354             May 23, 1993
Chesterfield    296             May 2, 1993
Chicopee  557, 592, 593, 594,   Jun. 7, 1993
                598
Colrain         624             May 9, 1993
Conway          369             May 2, 1993
Cummington      634             May 2, 1993
Dalton          684             Apr. 16, 1993
E. Longmeadow   525             Jun. 7, 1993
Easthampton     527, 529        May 9, 1993
Gilbertville    477             May 23, 1993
Granville       357             May 23, 1993
GreatBarrington 528             Apr. 25, 1993
Greenfield  772, 773, 774       May 9, 1993
Hampden         566             May 23, 1993
Hatfield        247             May 2, 1993
Heath           337             May 9, 1993
Hinsdale        655             Apr. 16, 1993
Holyoke 530, 531, 532, 533,     Feb. 7, 1993
        534, 535, 536, 538,
                539
Housatonic      274             Apr. 25, 1993
Huntington      667             May 23, 1993
Indian Orchard  543             Jun. 21, 1993
Lee             243             Apr. 16, 1993
Lenox           637             Apr. 16, 1993
Longmeadow      567             May 23, 1993
Ludlow     547, 583, 589        Jun. 21, 1993
Millers Falls   659             May 9, 1993
Monroe Bridge   424             May 9, 1993
Monson          267             Feb.6, 1993
Montague        367             May 9, 1993
North Adams     662, 663, 664   Apr. 25, 1993
Northampton  582, 584, 585, 586 May 2, 1993
Northfield      498             May 9, 1993
Otis            269             May 23, 1993
Palmer  283, 284, 289           May 23, 1993
Pittsfield  442, 443, 445, 446, Apr. 16, 1993
            447, 448, 494, 499
Russell         862             Feb. 6, 1993
Sandisfield     258             May 23, 1993
Sheffield       229             Apr. 25, 1993
Shelburne Falls 625             May 9, 1993
South Deerfield 665             May 2, 1993
Southwick       569             May 23, 1993
Springfield 782, 783, 796       Jun. 7, 1993
Springfield 730, 731, 732, 733, Jun. 21, 1993
            734, 735, 736, 737,
            739, 781, 784, 785,
            787, 788
Springfield 293, 744, 746, 747, Jun. 21, 1993
            748
Stockbridge     298             Apr. 25, 1993
Turners Falls   863             May 9, 1993
Ware            967             May 23, 1993
Warren          436             May 23, 1993
West Stockbridge 232            Apr. 25, 1993
Westfield       562, 568, 572   Feb. 6, 1993
Wilbraham       596, 599        Jun. 21, 1993
Williamsburg    268             May 2, 1993
Williamstown    458,597         Apr. 25, 1993
Worthington     238             May 2, 1993

The Permissive Period for All Exchanges Ends September 21, 1993

New England Telephone
A NYNEX Company

MA 413 2/93

 
 
 

NET Pamphlet on Dialing Changes For 413 Area

Post by VLD/V » Fri, 14 May 1993 18:30:15


To summarize for area code 413:

1 + NPA + 7D for local calls to another area code from 413 area,
permissive March 1; mandatory April 8.

7D for all calls within 413: permissive various dates from Feb. to
June; mandatory Sept. 21 Some prefixes went to this permissive period
in February; did any of them have local service to another area code?