Re: Vonage Improvement: No More Dial 1+

"John Schmerold" wrote some stuff in message news:

Then PAT added:

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Since there is no price differential > on Vonage in most cases (I still have a 500 minute limited account > but most users do not) the '1' is pointless and a waste of time. > _Everything_ is ten digits; even locally, and the price is the same > no matter what. However, some people do not know that Vonage can also > be _seven digits_ with area code (where the box was installed, or > 'home area') assumed. Like telco, if nothing is dialed after seven > digits, then it sits there for a few seconds to time out, and deals > with what it got. PAT]

Pat, You can also press # (pound) after the 7 digits to make it process immediately! A nice tidbit for those who aren't aware of that!

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Yes you can, but then you are back to eight digits pressed, so why not just press ten? Thet # pound or 'carriage return' as it is officially known is better used where it makes a difference such as on a landline phone when you do 0# to get the operator to time out to a live being instead of the system waiting for collect/third party/overseas dialing strings to follow, etc. By the way, that # pound does not do a thing on landline phones where seven digits (only) is expected, for example on a local call. # pound only works in 7-D _optional_ or zero _optional_ situations. In other words 10-D (but 7 sometimes okay) and strings starting with zero (and sometimes you can stop there). PAT]
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