Area code rules

These settings are only required for countries in North America.

The area code rules determine which dialing rules must be used for dialing a number in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). The number must be dialed differently depending on how far the number you wish to dial is from your own location. For example, a free call must be dialed differently to a chargeable call.

The target number to be dialed decides which dialing rules are used. The number's area code and the three digits which follow it are decisive.

Own area code
Calls within the local area can be free and chargeable. Configure which dialing rules must be used.

  • All calls in the local area are free.
    Phone numbers with the same area code as your own location are always dialed with the local call dialing rule.
  • There are calls within the local area which are chargeable.
    If there are chargeable phone numbers with your own area code, select the dialing rule local call (chargeable).
    • Configure chargeable phone numbers
      Configure the Prefix rule for which phone numbers wit the dialing rule Local call (costs involved) have to be selected. All other phone numbers in the local area are dialed with the dialing ruleLocal call.
    • Configure free phone numbers
      Configure the Area code rule for which phone numbers with the dialing rule Local call have to be selected. All other phone numbers in the local area are dialed with the dialing rule Local call (costs involved).

Other area codes
Calls to other area codes may be free. Configure which dialing rules must be used.

  • All calls to other area codes are long-distance calls.
    Phone numbers with a different area code are always dialed with the long-distance call dialing rule.
  • There are calls to other area codes which are free.
    Switch on this option, if there are cost free phone numbers with a different area code and which have to be dialed with the rule local call other area code. Configure for every area code area code rule for which phone numbers with the rule local call other area code have to be selected.

Automatic configuration
You can access these rules automatically on the internet. For this purpose, the supplier http://www.localcallingguide.com is used. Please always check the accuracy of the imported data, no guarantee is accepted for completeness. If this service is not available, you need to configure the rules yourself.
Information as to which phone numbers must be dialed as local calls from your location is available from your phone company.

See also:
Location

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