So 10 digit dialing is coming to Manitoba. all 7 digit dialers will be accosted with a network message saying you gotta dial again, stupid.
Here's what I don't get.
Why can't Shaw and MTS et all just make it so that anyone who dials a 7 digit number gets a prompt asking if you are dialing 204 or 431? Can't be that difficult can it? Press 1 for 204 press 2 for 431. Easy.
I have a VoIP home phone. My dialing plan is set so that my home phone will continue to allow me to dial 7 digits and go to any 204 number.
Nobody dials 7 digits on their cell phones anyways.. people just touch the button and dial. Especially with smart phones.
That said.. I can't wait to get wrong numbers with Boston accents trying to dial 413. Bruins suck! Oh wait.. that won't happen to me since I'm keeping my 204 numbers.
I think 204 should be a Winnipeg area code, and anyone outside the city should be reassigned to 431. No particular reason either. It would simply amuse me if that happened.
I remember going to the children's museum as a kid and learning about the fact that numbers used to only be a few digits long back in the earliest days of the telephone.
Oddly enough, Shaw still doesn't have ipv6 support. That has nothing to do with 10-digit dialing, but it bothers me.