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Old 05-10-2008, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I recently bought a BlackBerry 8330 a couple of weeks ago and I'm loving it.

On thing I want to know is how do I get rid of the '1' in front of all my phone calls. I'm with Bell and one thing I know (from previous phones) is that if I'm in the same city as the person I'm calling, it is like a regular local call....as long as I don't dial '1' first. However, every number, even local numbers, have the '1' in front of it. Is there any way to get rid of that?

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Phone dial screen > Options > Smart Dialing. Edit there.
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Any benefits to leaving the "1" on there? Just curious. Mine is by default on.
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Hi everyone. I recently bought a BlackBerry 8330 a couple of weeks ago and I'm loving it.

On thing I want to know is how do I get rid of the '1' in front of all my phone calls. I'm with Bell and one thing I know (from previous phones) is that if I'm in the same city as the person I'm calling, it is like a regular local call....as long as I don't dial '1' first. However, every number, even local numbers, have the '1' in front of it. Is there any way to get rid of that?

Thanks!
That is something the BB does automatically, and I consider that to be a great feature of the BB. Having the "1" in front of a 10 digit number does not necessarily mean that a local call will be billed to you as LD. The nice thing about this feature is that you can call anyone up in your Contact list regardless of where you are, and the call will go through without the computer voice coming on, saying "All long distance calls need......".
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, this is exactly what I was looking for.

I personally don't like the 1 in front of my number, but now I know how to change it back if I really need it. Thanks again.
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every one of my contacts has the 1 in their phone number (put in by me. I did this because when ever i leave the city the call would not work without a 1, so i think this keeps things simple. and there is no way you should get charged long distance in local calling area by using a 1 in front. ive been doing it for years.
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1 is also the country code for the US. The main reason it is there, I would guess, is that if you are out of the country the calls will still get back here when you want them to. Also why you must use 1 when calling other states. You may be trying to call another country and the phone systems need to know which it is you are trying to do.

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