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How to Dial Access Number in Different Area Code as a Local Call

Last reviewed: October 6, 1997
Article ID: Q173477

The information in this article applies to:

  • The Microsoft Network versions 1.0, 1.05, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 2.5

SUMMARY

Some cities or regions may have more than one area code, and calls between these area codes may not be long-distance calls.

Because Windows 95 is designed to add a "1" before a telephone number if the number has a different area code than your own, if you want to dial an MSN, The Microsoft Network, access number with a different area code as a local call, you must reconfigure the modem dialing properties to use different rules.

MORE INFORMATION

To dial an MSN access number with a different area code as a local call, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Modems.
  3. Click the modem you are using, and then click Dialing Properties.
  4. Under Where I Am, click New.
  5. Type a name for the location, and then click OK.
  6. In the The Area Code Is box, type the area code of the MSN access number you want to dial.
  7. Under "How I dial from this location", click the Dial Using Calling Card check box to select it, and then click New.
  8. Type a name for the new calling card, click OK, and then click Advanced.
  9. Use the following table to configure the Dialing Rules dialog box:

          Field                             Dialing Rule
          ----------------------------------------------
          Calls Within The Same Area Code   FG
          Long Distance Calls               1FG
          International Calls               011EFG
    
       Meaning of the Dialing Rules:
    
          F - Inserts Area code when dialing
          G - Inserts Local phone number when dialing
          E - Inserts Country code when dialing
    
       To list other dialing rules, right-click the field names and then
       click What's This? to see information about valid entries for each
       field.
    
  10. Click Close, and then click OK until you return to Windows.

You can use the location you created in the steps above to dial the MSN access number in the specified area code as a local call.

To switch between your default location and the location you created in the steps above, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Modems.
  3. Click the modem you are using, and then click Dialing Properties.
  4. Under Where I Am, click the appropriate location in the I Am Dialing From box.
  5. Click OK until you return to Windows.

For additional information about dialing in Windows 95, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q121891
   TITLE     : Windows 95 Adds a Preceding "1" If Area Codes are
               Different

   ARTICLE-ID: Q129049
   TITLE     : How to Perform 10-Digit Dialing in Windows 95

   ARTICLE-ID: Q137785
   TITLE     : How to Use a Number Other Than 1 When Dialing Long
               Distance

Additional query words: 1.00 1.20 1.30 2.00 2.50

Keywords : msnconnect
Version : WINDOWS:1.0,1.05,1.2,1.3,2.0,2.5
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbhowto


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Last reviewed: October 6, 1997
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