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Re: NOC Phone Number Time (Re: Microsoft NOC?)

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Mon May 11 13:37:30 1998

For the record:

  US     INTL
1-800 = +1 880
1-888 = +1 881
1-877 = +1 882
1-866 = +1 883
1-855 = +1 884
1-844 = +1 885
1-833 = +1 886
1-822 = +1 887

This is according to Bellcore, the people who run the NANP.  The codes
on the left are the ones reserved for domestic toll-free services, and
the ones on the right are reserved for the corresponding international
semi-toll-free services.  I use "semi-toll-free" to mean that the US
charges are paid by the callee, while the intl charges are paid by the
caller.

Sean's point, as told to me privately, was that the people at the DISA
NOC didn't know this, and couldn't provide any other means for someone
outside the US to contact them (direct toll call, etc).

Stephen


Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> 
> On Mon, May 11, 1998 at 11:57:45AM +0200, Foley, Grant wrote:
> > >1-800 numbers are difficult to dial outside the US.
> >
> > Not if you dial 1-880 instead....
> 
> To clarify, certain areas have a dialling hack that allows you to dial
> either +1 880 to get an equivalent 800 number, or +880, as long as you
> pay the charges.  It's been a while since this came up on c.d.t, but I
> believe it was a Canada hack, implemented the former way, rather than an
> international hack, implemented the latter.
> 
> Of course, the former hack will die the minute someone allocates 880,
> but I think that code's reserved.
> 

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