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The Telecom Digest for October 9, 2013
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Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:21:59 -0400 From: "Michael D. Sullivan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' Message-ID: <CA+K-LfaormmT9cCTTZvMeJ5OtcOf1R3n_ThLymKYbXRnpadXOw@mail.gmail.com> In Message-ID: <1381085892.37060.YahooMailNeo@web122304.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>, Mark Smith asked: > But if it's an area where 1 is not required for long distance, can > 1XX-XXXX be used? Answer: No. In the North American Numbering Plan, both the area code (NPA) and the central office code are of the form NXX -- where "N" represents any digit except zero or one ("X" represents any decimal digit). No legitimate North American phone number will have a 1 at the beginning, whether it is a ten digit number or a seven digit number. -- Michael D. Sullivan Bethesda, MD
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:08:21 -0400 From: unknown <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: 15 Digit Number in CallerID Name - Verizon FiOS Digital Voice Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> For several months I have been receiving a 15 digit number in the Name field of my CID. The first charactor is always a "V" and the telephone number is always traceable to a telemarketer. I assume that Verizon is adding this into the name field they transmit for CID but don't know why. It might be that Verizon is identifying telemarketers and is adding this coded name to the CID data.
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