> Zeros in the first (thousands) position were always 'oh' and
> whenever they appeared in the other three positions when
> non-repetitive they were also 'oh'. When they repeated in the two
> final positions, they were to be pronounced 'hundred'. If the
> second, third and fourth positions were all zeros then they were
> pronounced 'thousand'.
So how would they pronounce 201-200-0000?
Maybe "two-oh-one two hundred oh-thousand"?
Or maybe "two-oh-one two-million"?
Yes, that's a valid number. It's a fax in the Criminal Justice Department =
at New Jersey City University. http://tinyurl.com/2xuyep
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: In the instances of four zeros being
idle in Chicago a few years ago, we were told 'oh! oh! oh! oh!' I do
not know what they would do with six zeros in a row idle, as in the
example you gave. I am sure most all telcos do it the same way (there
seems to be some underlying utility organization to which all of them
belong for equipment and services; otherwise, why do you suppose _all_
special dialing codes are the same in all parts of the country
regardless of telco; why would they otherwise all come to the same
agreement on such a thing?), so with that premise in mind that what
goes for one of them goes for all, try various area codes followed
by 2 and six more zeros; you are bound to find at least a few not in
service along the way; my thinking is they will always say 'oh! oh!
oh! oh!' on the final four at least. PAT]