Moved to Oregon from Calif. six years ago.
The only thing I miss is being able to dial a seven digit phone number WITHIN MY AREA CODE and get connected. In Oregon you have to dial all ten digits even to call your neighbor. It is not simply my provider (Verizon), everybody in Oregon has to do this.
Is switching technology that far behind??
Another rant. The major area code in Oregon is '503', however, you have to dial a 'one' to reach some out of area '503' numbers. You never know whether to dial the 'one' or not. If you don't dial the 'one' and automatic message asks you to redo the call preceding with a 'one'. People, people, if the computers are able to tell me that I have to dial a 'one' why don't they simply push the button for me and put my call through.
Anybody else in the U.S.A. have to do this?