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10-digit 570 calling set to start Saturday

September 16, 2013

HARRISBURG (AP) — Residents of northeastern and parts of central Pennsylvania, including Lycoming County and surrounding areas, will have to dial 10 digits in order to make phone calls starting next......

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MimLogue

Sep-16-13 7:45 AM

This proves our census is wrong Campana wants to register tenants to get a better count of popuolation to qualify for more government grants, Everybody uses water force the water authority to keep records and turn them over to the city after all it is the williamsport water authority a system of checks ans balances.

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thepaycheck

Sep-16-13 7:55 AM

Perhaps a more logical reason would be cell phones? A home use to have one number, the house number. Now that same home might also have 4 cell phones,the population didn't quadruple, just the phone numbers did.

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Capricorn1

Sep-16-13 8:13 AM

Mim what in god's name are you talking about? LoL This change has NOTHING to do with the census in Williamsport. The last comment is correct. Cell phones are depleting all the available numbers. This is not anything new. It's just new for this area. Many areas across the country already have this requirement. I know you have your knickers in a knot over the landlord/tenant ordinance, but give it a rest already.

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MimLogue

Sep-16-13 8:50 AM

it is logical what u said paycheck but look at the city"s website " fastest growing city" we could be qualifying for millions in federal community grant money.This burns the mayor, we are losing millions, the tenant ordinance is a back door way to get at thi. What burns me is u have to classify us as low class criminals and ruin our property values in order to achieve it.

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MimLogue

Sep-16-13 8:51 AM

Who would t be against less government ?? all I"m saying use other ways to get the count?

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MimLogue

Sep-16-13 8:53 AM

Capricorn did u get that or do i have to go slower, that was mean but u are always picking on me and really I am sick of it.

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thepaycheck

Sep-16-13 9:14 AM

570 covers about 30% of the state, not just Williamsport. This is bigger then Campana.

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Capricorn1

Sep-16-13 9:16 AM

Mim, I'm sorry if you feel I'm picking on you. The point I was trying to make is you are going about your cause in the wrong manner. When you choose the requirement of having to dial an area code as a reason to support your cause, it's totally unfounded and it ruins your credibility. Personally I'm in your court regarding this new ordinance. No one has shown us hard facts from other cities that have it on how it has helped reduce crime or allowed them to override federal census numbers in relation to receiving more grants. If you want to take a credible approach, ask the mayor if he has those numbers and if he doesn't, then you have good ammunition to rally against it. If other cities are seeing no results regarding crime and increased grants, then another regulation that will cost tax payers money and be difficult to enforce, is just a waste.

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Snydbob

Sep-16-13 11:40 AM

Thank goodness I already and have had to dial 10 digits since I first got my cell phone. I will not need to adjust.

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Smid1972

Sep-16-13 1:29 PM

Mim, I’m a little confused as to why you think it would be easier for the water authority to keep track of people. You must think that everyone in this city pays for water in which case you would be incorrect. You would also assume that the reason for the addition to an area code that it is the responsibility of Williamsport only which is also not the case. Your beginning statement holds no water (pun intended). Considering this article pertains only to this “region” and the addition of a 272 area code not really sure how you have brought in politics. Number of cell phones and home phones are the reason. nothing else. sorry if I’m picking on you maybe for can find another left wingers shoulder to cry on.

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jjs8282

Sep-16-13 3:44 PM

When I moved we had to dial the area code. It wasn't a big deal. When I moved back I still dialed the area code. It isn't a big deal to me.

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FormerEastEnder

Sep-16-13 7:29 PM

Hey Willbillies of the Susquehana Valley... welcome to the 21st century...is dialing 3 extra digits really that much of a chore? lol... you guys never cease to make me chuckle...

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FormerEastEnder

Sep-16-13 7:32 PM

I remember growing up in East End.. you could dial a friend's number by using just the last 6 digits if their phone started with 323, 322, or 326.. thought that was neat... with the invention of fax machines and pagers, the need for more numbers grew (overlapping area codes in most big cities started this).. now with cell phones, that number just grows expodentially... just part of the technology we are all so glued to every day... get used to it...

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USABorn

Sep-17-13 6:30 AM

When I was a kid in Muncy, the phone numbers were LI6-1234. The LI standing for Lincoln. Eventually it became 546-1234. However, all we had to dial was the 6-1234 for many years.

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ruxpin

Sep-17-13 11:08 AM

Potentially dumb question: Will someone have to dial a "1" on a land line phone to call from 570 to 272? Is this considered long distance or no?

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