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Username: kodo
Date/Time: Wed, April 12, 2000 at 8:14 PM GMT (Wed, April 12, 2000 at 3:14 PM EST)
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Subject: Do 1-800 numbers confuse you ?


When they introduced 1-888, 1-887, and other toll free numbers the public caught on pretty quick. There were fears of "mass confusion" by the businesses that used these toll-free numbers.

But, the public is not quite as dense as you would think. They adapted quick quickly to the change and now it's not even an issue anymore.

Same with area-code changes. Having lived in Chicago and Boston I have lived through a couple of area-code changes. So, all your numbers change. It's kind of frustrating at first - but everyone adapts pretty quickly and life goes on. I think your "fiasco" argument is weak.       

It might be an inconvenience for you - because now your "exclusive dot com" name may actually encounter competition. (God forbid!) But, that is life Joe -- and it will go on anyway.

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