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Old 07-13-2009, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime I go to my address book and hit send to call someone, it automatically puts a 1 in front of the area code as if I'm dialing long distance and that charges me for it. I can call anywhere with the just dialing the area code without the 1 in front and not get charged. How do I keep it from doing that?
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Is the area code properly set up in the Smart Dialing options?

Just a note, though, I can't see why dialing a '1' would cause you to be charged, however.
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It won't overcharge you. A "1" is required to call out of your area code as it is not in your "local area". However, it is in the US, and you should not be charged long distance unless your calling plan and carrier sucks
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Shouldn't really matter. Does VZW offer local-only plans anyway?

If you're really worried then check your Smart Dial settings. Phone->Options.
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It shouldn't matter what prefix you are putting in front of your numbers your calling out. Most wireless carriers determine long distance based on the location of the number that is dialed in relation to which cell tower & switch are receiving the request for call out.

An example, is GSM carriers often recommend that there subscribers put +1-area code in front of all their numbers as to prevent issues when in a long distance area and/or roaming.

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