10 digit dialing - does it affect quality if I dial 1 first?

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lgregor13
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10 digit dialing - does it affect quality if I dial 1 first?

Post by lgregor13 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:33 pm

I only have a couple people that I need to dial long distance. One location in particular is in a very small town in Iowa - calling to a landline serviced by Butler-Bremer Communications. I have been having trouble when calling them off and on but I've been dialing a 1 first. Sometime the line is really fuzzy - like a cell phone can get when in a bad area. Sometimes I call and it seems to ring but it never actually makes their phone ring. The latter happened again today so I tried to dial with out the 1 first. We connected right away and the line was clear for the whole 45 minute conversation!

Does dialing the 1 first when 10 digit dialing is enabled cause a bad connection? I guess I was dialing the 1 out of habit. I hope leaving off the 1 is a real solution because I was getting annoyed and having to use my cell phone minutes because of the connection issues.

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Re: 10 digit dialing - does it affect quality if I dial 1 first?

Post by dtalwar » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:21 pm

lgregor13 wrote:Does dialing the 1 first when 10 digit dialing is enabled cause a bad connection?
Can't imagine why it would ... my guess is that it was perhaps just a coincidence. Can you try and simulate the problem?

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