|Re: Local Exchange Not Local in Sylva, NC|
|Fred Atkinson (email@example.com)|
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:01:47 -0400
Fred Atkinson wrote:|
> What difference should it make if the number is "local"?
It means they should only have to dial seven digits.
> Some of my co-workers live across the street and walk to work. Some
True, but you have to understand the culture of the area I'm in to
> So, in order to call people at home, in some cases they will have to
I'm not even sure they showed it as a valid long distance exchange, to
> Anyway, today corporate long distance is so cheap why is that even a
It is a problem when you have folks who are constantly watching the
> Years ago when toll rates were expensive, PBX extensions had a
How very true.
> Frankly, I don't see what's changed. If a manager needs to call you,
Well, a number of my colleagues and others I interact with at work might
> The other issue raised here is keeping switching equipment up-to-date
I've encountered such problems. I was in a position years back where
I tried to find a mailing list that put out announcements about new
We used MCI for all of our long distance. We had an account rep at
But back to the original discussion, I'm happy to report that the
>> I recently moved to Sylva, NC to work in nearby Cullowhee, NC (it's
>> Our local calling area is between three small cities, Sylva,
>> I acquired Voicepulse VOIP service when I moved here. They offered
>> Today, I tried to dial into my home number from work so I could
>> He told me he couldn't get it added to the switch without going
> Your place of work has a PBX. Your home exchange is not known to the
Yes, I know that. I used to program Rolm PBX and Voicemail systems.
> "Company policy" has a problem, regarding handling exchanges assigned
> This is not an issue that _you_ need to fight. See to it that your
My boss hasn't got time to fight such things. He expects us to handle
> Make sure said boss knows that you _cannot_ be reached via a 'company'
Yes, I did that. And I subsequently notified him today when the
>> Meantime, my colleagues cannot call me at home (from work) when a need
> Isn't that a SHAME! <*grin*>
Not if you look at the big picture, which I'm not going to go into here.
> You cannot be disturbed on your non-work time, because the company you
I beg to differ with you.
> Some people would _pay_extra_ for that kind of an arrangement! :)
> I know I would! Sign me up!
You can have it. But, I don't want to be in that position at the
However, as I mentioned, it was resolved earlier today.
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