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Username: Joe
Date/Time: Sat, April 15, 2000 at 1:37 AM GMT
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Subject: Invalid Argument; Comparisons Between TLDs and Toll Free Numbers Don't Make Sense.


                     800 Numbers Are Not Like Domain Names

In the case of toll-free numbers, there are only 9,999,999 possible numbers for the "800" prefix.  THEY RAN OUT.  Or might you suggest that we add three more digits to the end of our 10-digit system so that you would have to remember and dial 13 digits every time you called an 800 number?

     By the way,

(1) Two new 800 prefixes were just added. Without going to look it up, do you know what they are?

(2) Within two to three years, we will have to dial 10 digits to call our neighbors in most populated areas.

A comparison between toll-free numbers and TLDs is not valid.  The comparison should not be made.


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