No but that number will come out of the same central office. The only
way you well see another area code is if you are in an overlay area
that requires 10 digit dialing. It will still be one of those local
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:16:43 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sure you can. I ported a Verizon copper landline to a VOIP provider.
Nothing has been hard wired really since the deployment of electronic
switching. You may not be able to port all numbers, and it depends
on what you're porting it to. If he's porting a landline to a VOIP
provider, which is the most common, there is a high probability it
VOIP is not a land line in the conventional sense and as you said,
wherever you go it is the same to the TELCO. Your phone number is
still handled in your original central office and routed to the
internet provider from there.
If you live across the street from me with your VOIP phone and I dial
your new jersey area code to get you, I am paying a long distance
charge if it was not bundled into my phone service.
I would not show an LD charge to call my daughter in Michigan because
she has a local to me number on her cell. Her next door neighbor
This kind of thing is why most cell and even POTS plans include free
roaming and LD within the US.
Over the years the phones sure have changed.
At one time AI knew 2 brothers that lived next to each other. Between
their houses was a field about 200 feet across. Each was in a different
phone company area and it was long distance for them to call each other.
Now the local cable/internet service offers for free a very handy
service. You have the internet phone through them. You can set it so
that if your internet phone rings, it will ring your cell phone at the
same time. As far as the internet phone goes, there is no long distance
calls or time limits to phones in the US. Not sure about out of the US.
Try and figuer that one out as far as a land line or wireless depending
on what you use to answer with.
Years ago when I was a kid it was wrong numbers. Ours was one digit off
from a tire store. I got tired of telling people that they got the
wrong number and if they asked if I had such and such a tire, I'd say
yeah, come on in.
You must have gotten a heck of a lot of calls. The calls will start up again
as soon as Sears folds and innocent victims need their tighty whitey water
waster needs fixing, again. Make a deal with the local repairman and get a
spiff for everyone you refer.
They stopped years back. Sears and K-Mart are both long gone here. I
miss the Craftsman tools although towards the end you had to be careful
you weren't getting Sort Of Craftsman.
They tore down K-Mart and built a Cabelas but I'm not sure that was
We have a huge Cabela's here in PA. 99% of the people that worked there tha
I knew are gone. It started declining when Bass Pro started expressing
interest in purchasing them. I presume they were trying to run expenses dow
for the balance sheet. They have a bare minimum of staffing and prices on
the Bass Pro stuff is better than the major brands Cabela's used to handle.
Stay away on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. Read their adds carefully
because if they have a special they may have only a small limited amount at
that price. They also have one in Delaware that I think is in a mall and is
reported to be nowhere near as nice as the one here.
The last item I looked at in Cabelas was a Kershaw Leek knife. It was
$10 cheaper up the road at Sportsmans Warehouse, and $10 cheaper than
that at Amazon. I used to get their catalogs but I never saw any
What really soured me was when they started buying up acreage for a
hunting lease scheme.
I used to stop at the mother ship in Sidney. They weren't stupid and had
plenty of 18-wheeler parking. Real estate isn't exactly a problem i that
part of Nebraska. I've been to the one in Glendale and that was a real
CF with a small sedan.
I live in DE and shop Cabela's here. I've been to their PA store in
Hamburg and it is much bigger particularly with the trophy display
there. I thought they should have built one of their first stores in DE
as we have no sales tax and did not realize they were so big in guns and
permitting makes more difficult. Store is in the mall but outside,
independent with plenty of close parking.
It is the worst place to buy a gun. My experience was standing in line
maybe a half hour having taken a number to get a clerk. Then gun was
delivered to the permit counter and again I waited in a long line. I
made an error in putting my information into the FBI computer, was
rejected, and had to do it again. Then the computer went down and they
did not know when it would be up. I had expected that they would call
me to come back when it cleared and they said no. I would have to call
them and reenter the data when computer was back up. I walked out
leaving gun and ammo on the counter. There was a guy from PA buying a
rifle and this was his second trip to the store and he had to leave and
come back again. Ridiculous. I bought the gun in a small shop and was
in and out in 10 minutes. Had my info not cleared, shop would have
called me back when it did.
I've never had problems like that. The closest would be Sports
Authority. They had a few guns in the back corner and when they had a
sale on Marlin .22s I bought one. It was like 'oh shit, a gun! I forgot
we sold those.' They still got me out the door a lot faster.
Kittery Trading Post was a little more complex for handguns. They are in
Maine and I lived in New Hampshire. You did all the paperwork in the
Maine store and then a gopher drove across the bridge to Portsmouth
where they had a storefront. He'd unlock the door, walk in, and give you
the gun. Duly delivered by a FFL holder, he'd lock up and go back to Maine.
I've had this landline for almost 10 years and last night I got a call
for Steve, again. In my previous city, where I lived for some 36 years,
I still got calls for Terry, a State Farm agent just prior to moving.
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