Dialing Implemented

10 Digit local dialing has finally been introduced into the rest of BC. The lower mainland has been 10 digit for a while now.

As dial10.ca points out, the explosion of cell phones and people in BC means we were running out of numbers. CBC and other news organizations reported on this a while ago.

This plan has been in the works for a long time. It isn’t something that is cooked up and implemented in a couple months. I know a little bit about this technology since I worked in telecommunications for close to 10 years.

My question is this: why does our phone book only have 7 digits? Why does the 2008-2009 Telus branded Yellow pages not have an information page about the upcoming change?

Someone wasn’t thinking, or perhaps the right hand and left hand weren’t communicating very well.