10-digit dialing begins April 23

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

Beginning Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10-digit dialing (area code + the seven-digit telephone number) will be necessary for local and expanded local calls to be completed. This requirement is the result of a new area code being introduced for the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our local 336 area code is not going away. Only new numbers will be assigned a 743 area code. The same dialing procedure will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 743 area code.

What you need to know

  • Campus to campus calls using 4 digits will not change

  • Campus callers using a landline must first dial 9 to access an outside line, and then the full 10-digit telephone number when calling other 336 telephone numbers

  • Long distance dialing to other area codes will not change

  • Websites and printed materials should provide the full 10-digit telephone number

  • Telephone speed dial settings using 7 digit dialing for 336 telephone numbers must be updated to use 10-digit telephone numbers

  • Equipment such as fax machines or modems may need to be reprogrammed or updated to use the 10-digit telephone number

  • Some mobile phone service providers already require 10-digit dialing, such as AT&T. Check with your service provider about the use of 10-digit dialing

  • Three-digit numbers that are currently available in our community or from your provider, such as 211, 311, 511, 611, 711 or 811, will not change

Start using 10-digit dialing TODAY! You can begin using the full 10-digit dialing before it becomes necessary on April 23rd.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact us at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

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