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Practice Period For 10-Digit Calling Starts In NE Oklahoma

There are 77 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Aug 7, 2010, titled Practice Period For 10-Digit Calling Starts In NE Oklahoma. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The 918 area code is going to run out of numbers within the next 18 months. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is adding a new area code called 539.

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Ben Dover

Tulsa, OK

#1 Aug 7, 2010
This is another STUPID idea. Why didn't they just assign the new area code to new numbers coming on after March whatever???

Who the h311 wantsto dial 10 friggin digits every time you call someone??

OKLAHOMA=IGNORANCE GONE TO SEED!!!!!
mojo

Tulsa, OK

#2 Aug 7, 2010
Do you dial a 1 918 or just 918 ??
pffft

Coweta, OK

#3 Aug 7, 2010
If it wasnt for EVERY family member of EVERY household having to have their own frickin cell phone, we wouldnt have to be dealing with this crap.
Karl Schneider

New Hampton, IA

#5 Aug 7, 2010
mojo wrote:
Do you dial a 1 918 or just 918 ??
Try it both ways, one of them will work.

It's not rocket science.

{eyeroll}
Tulsan

Tulsa, OK

#6 Aug 7, 2010
Ben Dover wrote:
This is another STUPID idea. Why didn't they just assign the new area code to new numbers coming on after March whatever???
Who the h311 wantsto dial 10 friggin digits every time you call someone??
OKLAHOMA=IGNORANCE GONE TO SEED!!!!!
Like it's so freakin hard to press 3 more numbers, are you really that lazy? Furthermore,if you're calling from a cell phone, most of the calls you make are stored in your phone anyways and you don't have to push more than 2 or 3 numbers anyway.

I think you're just whining for the sake of whining.
lkm

Broken Arrow, OK

#7 Aug 7, 2010
Wow,leave it to oklahoma to make a simple phone call a pain in the butt.
I cant get over how utterly stupid and backwards this is.
Lisa Hunter

Tulsa, OK

#8 Aug 7, 2010
Remember, this is Oklahoma, folks here are not too much for change, hail I am surprised were not still driving/riding in covered wagons....And we wonder why business looks over this sh//it hole and the backward fruits that live here!
Joe

Owasso, OK

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Ben Dover wrote:
This is another STUPID idea. Why didn't they just assign the new area code to new numbers coming on after March whatever???
Who the h311 wantsto dial 10 friggin digits every time you call someone??
OKLAHOMA=IGNORANCE GONE TO SEED!!!!!
Call 1-918-DUMB-A$$ for both Jeff Cloud and Bob Anthony!

I voted purely for Dana Murphy for this one reason... they will NOT be getting my vote next time... and I will work hard to have them BOTH DEFEATED!!!

Stupid... stupid... stupid!
Joe

Owasso, OK

#12 Aug 7, 2010
Tulsan wrote:
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Like it's so freakin hard to press 3 more numbers, are you really that lazy? Furthermore,if you're calling from a cell phone, most of the calls you make are stored in your phone anyways and you don't have to push more than 2 or 3 numbers anyway.
I think you're just whining for the sake of whining.
Like we really SHOULD... you are so STUPID that we can't do this right and do the split?
Joe

Owasso, OK

#13 Aug 7, 2010
Joe wrote:
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Call 1-918-DUMB-A55 for both Jeff Cloud and Bob Anthony!
Just so that we are clear on that number!
Joe

Owasso, OK

#14 Aug 7, 2010
Joe wrote:
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Call 1-918-DUMB-**** for both Jeff Cloud and Bob Anthony!
Ok... trying yet again...

1-918-DUMB-A-5-5!!!
Road Rage

Tulsa, OK

#15 Aug 7, 2010
pffft wrote:
If it wasnt for EVERY family member of EVERY household having to have their own frickin cell phone, we wouldnt have to be dealing with this crap.
Exactly!!!
Mongo

Tucson, AZ

#16 Aug 7, 2010
Lisa Hunter wrote:
Remember, this is Oklahoma...And we wonder why business looks over this sh//it hole and the backward fruits that live here!
Hey, there are a WHOLE BUNCH of highways that leave Oklahoma... If you feel that way about it here...feel free to use them... San Francisco sounds like your kind of place.
Old Pogi

Tulsa, OK

#18 Aug 8, 2010
Ben Dover wrote:
This is another STUPID idea. Why didn't they just assign the new area code to new numbers coming on after March whatever???
Who the h311 wantsto dial 10 friggin digits every time you call someone??
OKLAHOMA=IGNORANCE GONE TO SEED!!!!!
They did. It's all part of progress and being a "big time" city.
Old Pogi

Tulsa, OK

#19 Aug 8, 2010
pffft wrote:
If it wasnt for EVERY family member of EVERY household having to have their own frickin cell phone, we wouldnt have to be dealing with this crap.
Amen!
Road Rage

Tulsa, OK

#20 Aug 8, 2010
Well, I'm glad that they voted to assign the new area code to new numbers when 918 runs out. I think splitting the 918 area into two codes and forcing people with existing numbers to switch area codes would have been too costly (new business cards, stationery, new ads, etc.)

People have plenty of time to reprogram their phones, and add the area codes to numbers they aready have programmed into their phones, and update their cell phone directories before the new area code goes into effect.
Joe

Owasso, OK

#21 Aug 8, 2010
Road Rage wrote:
Well, I'm glad that they voted to assign the new area code to new numbers when 918 runs out. I think splitting the 918 area into two codes and forcing people with existing numbers to switch area codes would have been too costly (new business cards, stationery, new ads, etc.)
People have plenty of time to reprogram their phones, and add the area codes to numbers they aready have programmed into their phones, and update their cell phone directories before the new area code goes into effect.
NOT! Did you ever realize that this "savings" you claim is lost if re-printing things wtih 10 digits... ever notice how many signs or things only show 7 digits? What about the cost of re-programming PBXes...

The cost factor is a wash... it's going to cost either way! The confusion factor and hassle factor are the important things but guess what... those where ignore on a short term basis for the long term one.

Time to replace 2 OCC members!!!
Karl Schneider

New Hampton, IA

#22 Aug 8, 2010
Mongo wrote:
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Hey, there are a WHOLE BUNCH of highways that leave Oklahoma... If you feel that way about it here...feel free to use them... San Francisco sounds like your kind of place.
And Uganda sounds like yours.
Karl Schneider

New Hampton, IA

#23 Aug 8, 2010
Joe wrote:
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NOT! Did you ever realize that this "savings" you claim is lost if re-printing things wtih 10 digits... ever notice how many signs or things only show 7 digits? What about the cost of re-programming PBXes...
The cost factor is a wash... it's going to cost either way! The confusion factor and hassle factor are the important things but guess what... those where ignore on a short term basis for the long term one.
Time to replace 2 OCC members!!!
Jebusfokingchrist, you can't take yes for an answer. I suppose you have a better solution, Einstein? You ought to let them know how to increase the available numbers without adding another prefixd, you would be famous in both phone and mathematical circles!

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Glenpool, aka Meth Capital

#24 Aug 8, 2010
Good God! Really, you people are crying over 10-digit dialing? I'm glad I won't be tossing 800 or so business cards in the trash or having to get new vehicle signage. This was the right move. Besides I tend to give out my number area code first, now I will be impressing people instead of getting dumb looks. If you get around or call around, you learn to think in 10-digits. Get out of the box.

Funny thing is everyone who has lazily stored 7 digit numbers in their cell phones. They're in for fun. Of course this is america, so it's not like anyone will still have their current cell-phone when this becomes mandatory.

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