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Monday, May 03, 2021

35 million phone numbers are disconnected every year in the U.S., according to the Federal Communications Commission. Most of these numbers are not disconnected forever; after a while, carriers reassign them to new subscribers.



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Time to development ipv6 for phone numbers

I guess the current situation of [country code] + [area code] +[phone number] is the ipv4 NAT solution.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-05-03 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Feels like a weak way to categorize the problem+ fix as "ipv6 for telephony," considering that the majority of comms are VOIP nowadays anyway, lol.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-05-03 04:20 PM | Reply

@#1 ... the current situation of [country code] + [area code] +[phone number] ...

The area code is starting to become obsolete as an area code. It is slowly turning into ~just another three digits of a phone number~ as those with cell phones move from state to state and keep their cell phone number after they have moved.

I don't know about other states, but Connecticut has required full 10-digit dialing, even for local calls, for years now.

The old requirement of an area code having a "0" or a "1" as its center digit has also fallen to the wayside, somewhere in the mid 1990's, if memory serves me correctly.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-03 05:09 PM | Reply

And in the second set of three digits, having a '0' as the center digit indicated that it was the number for a cell phone. That's also a quaint tradition that has been done away with years ago.


#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-05-03 08:15 PM | Reply

0 or 1 used to be the second digit that was reserved for area codes.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-03 08:34 PM | Reply

Until 2007 The Area Code For Reeves, Louisiana, Was 666

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-05-03 08:50 PM | Reply

If you want to buy a block of IPv6 addresses to be reserved "just for you", now is the time..

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2021-05-04 11:01 AM | Reply

@#7 ... If you want to buy a block of IPv6 addresses to be reserved "just for you", now is the time.. ...

Thanks, but for my needs, I've chosen a block from the fd::/8 range. Works well.


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-04 01:41 PM | Reply

Want to eliminate a phone number? Have Tommy Tutone write a song about it...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-04 02:00 PM | Reply

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