New Dialing Procedure for Consumers with 760 Area Code.SAN DIEGO San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. -- Residential and business customers served by the 760 area code should begin preparing for the introduction of the new 442 area code overlay, members of the 760/442 Area Code Overlay Public Education Program Task Force said today. The Task Force, comprised of landline and wireless telecommunications providers in California, reminds consumers that the 442 area code is being added, or overlaid o·ver·laid
Past tense and past participle of overlay1. , to the 760 region to ensure businesses and consumers have access to telephone numbers from their carrier of choice.
On May 2, 2009, consumers and businesses with a 760 area code telephone number will need to begin dialing 1+ area code + seven digit telephone number when making all local calls. The new dialing procedure will become mandatory for all residential and business consumers on October 24, 2009.
Beginning November 21, 2009, the new 442 area code may be assigned to those who request a new telephone number or an additional telephone line, as well as any available numbers in the 760 area code.
Residents and businesses with telephone numbers within the 760 area code will retain their current telephone number(s) and area code. Consumers requesting new or additional telephone numbers (or telecommunications services In telecommunication, the term telecommunications service has the following meanings:
1. Any service provided by a telecommunication provider.
2. ) may be assigned telephone numbers with either the new 442 area code or the original 760 area code, depending on their providers' telephone number inventory. Consumers will still be able to dial three digits to reach 911, 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 and 811.
To prepare for the area code overlay, residents and businesses in the 760 region should:
* Begin dialing 1 + area code + telephone number for all calls.
* Notify alarm service providers
* Reprogram re·pro·gram
tr.v. re·pro·grammed or re·pro·gramed, re·pro·gram·ming or re·pro·gram·ing, re·pro·grams
To program again.
re equipment or features including automatic dialers, speed-dialing, call forwarding call forwarding
A telephone service that enables a customer to have an incoming call automatically rerouted to another extension.
Noun 1. , modems for computer or internet dial-up access hot Dial-up access is a form of Internet access via telephone line. The client uses a modem connected to a computer and a telephone line to dial into an Internet service provider's (ISP) node to establish a modem-to-modem link, which is then routed to the Internet. , etc.
* Advise family, friends, and business contacts to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all calls.
* Ensure that security door and gate systems are reprogrammed to dial 1 + area code + telephone number.
* Test telephone equipment to determine if it can dial and receive 1 + area code + telephone number. Questions regarding changes in telephone equipment should be directed to telephone equipment vendors.
* Update items such as stationary; checks; business cards; advertisements; promotional items Promotional items or promotional products refers to articles of merchandise that are used in marketing and communication programs. The items are usually imprinted or decorated with a company's name, logo or message, using techniques such as Embroidery, Silkscreen, or ; brochures; Internet web pages; and catalogs to reflect the 1 + area code + telephone number change.
Over the past 10 years, telecommunications carriers have successfully implemented more than 50 area code overlays An area code overlay is a North American area code which is located in the same geographic location as at least one other area code. They are determined and regulated as part of the North American Numbering Plan to increase the number of available phone numbers in a province, state throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. to meet the growing demand for more telephone numbers.
For more information, consumers and businesses should contact their telephone service provider or visit http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/760areacode. You can also contact the California Public Utilities Commission's News and Public Information Office at (415) 703-1366 or email@example.com.