WPCNR WIRED. By John F. Bailey. October 26, 2021:
“TEN DIGIT DIALING” is in effect 48 hours after it was supposed to come. Neither Verizon or Optimum or AT&T has given an explanation as to the delay.
However you make a phone call this morning, as I did to WVOX Radio 1460 for my morning report at 7:45 A.M. and you do not dial 914 before the number you will get a recorded message saying “Your call cannot be completed as dialed please check the number and dial it again.”
Since I knew this procedure was supposed to be in effect after Saturday midnight, I redialed WVOX with the area code and Richard Littlejohn answered “WVOX”.
So if you get the cryptic message I got when you just dial the usual 7 diget number that’s why!
The service was quietly announced with no real reminders or alerts explaining the delay the last 48 hours.