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"Note: Replace 555 by the area code of your choice. If you want to have the 7 dial for your area code." - it would be useful for those of us like in the 519 area code where all dialing is 10 digits, to see a version of the recommendation without the 7 digit part(s).

"<:1> 555 xxxxxxx ! " - should the space before the '!' be removed? If not (it doesn't matter), it would be useful to note that. -- 18:07, 11 January 2013 Bills

Actually, even if you have the misfortune to live in +1-416, <:1416>[2-9]xxxxxxS2|1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxxS0|[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxxS0 would do the following:
  • If seven digits are dialled (967-1111), wait two seconds for more digits, then if nothing heard assume home area code (+14169671111)
  • If eleven digits are dialled (1-416-393-4636 for 393-INFO, the TTC) send them as-is without waiting at all
  • If ten digits are dialled (416-241-0-241) again send them as-is without waiting
The *only* time you'd actually need to dial the area code is if you are actually calling some other area code. 647, for instance.
If you must know, there was no need for the CRTC to inflict ten-digit dialling on anyone in 1-519, period. A little planning ahead could have avoided it (if a number exists in 519 Windsor, create the same prefix for the new area code in London - or vice versa - and then no two local calls from the same place will have the same last seven digits in different area codes). Unfortunately, Bell wants to see seven-digit dialling break everywhere (they hated having to reprogramme cellular handsets for the +1-416/905 split, and much prefer to inconvenience end users on every call) and the CRTC are their toadies. For that matter, we wouldn't be running out of numbers if blocks of local exchange numbers were assigned to competitors 1000-at-once (as the US does, rarely) instead of 10000-at-once to each company in each town. One municipality is often multiple exchanges in Bell's warped reality: Mississauga becomes Malton, Cooksville, Port Credit, Clarkson, Streetsville and Ottawa is Kanata-Stittsville, Ottawa-Hull, Orléans, Manotick, North Gower, Greely, Gloucester, Osgoode and maybe others. If each competitor has to get its numbers 10000 at once in each of these points, multiplied by multiple exchanges for the same city, that wastes numbers quickly. --Carlb 11:02, 12 May 2013 (EDT)

Contradiction in dial plan

This article (and the ones on the individual Sipura 'phones and devices) currently lists some variant of:


This contains two rules which contradict each other:

<:1555>[2-9]xxxxxx| says to send out a seven-digit call by prefixing the local country and area code
[2-9]xxxxxx| says to send out a seven-digit call unmodified

This is problematic. The latter rule should be removed. The extra rule for 310 should also go. Carlb 11:02, 12 May 2013 (EDT)

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