The number you are dialling is annoying
Since the great 416/647 split of 2001 most of us living in Southern Ontario have become accustomed to dialling 10 digits to make local calls. I haven’t.
While I rarely forget to dial the area code (416, 647 or 905), I often mistakenly dial 1 first as if I were dialling long distance. In either instance, I am informed of my mistake by a robot and forced to hang up and dial again.
Dear POTS head executives:
- In the instance of a superfluous 1, why not connect me anyway? (warning optional)
- In the instance where I neglect to include the area code, why not assume I mean my area code and proceed with the call? (warning optional)