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Local Calls
In some areas, a local call can still be completed by dialing the seven-digit telephone number. But locations where an overlay has been implemented, you must include the area code plus all seven digits of the telephone number to complete a local call.

In New York City and California Area Codes 310, 408, 415,424, 442, 628, 657, 669, 714, 747, 760 and 818, you must dial 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number to complete local calls. Refer to the Customer Info Guide in your Verizon DexMedia white pages directory for detailed information about local dialing instructions for your area.

The Federal Communications Commission requires that 10-digit dialing* be used in any area where an overlay area code has been implemented. An area code overlay means laying an additional area code over, or on top of, an existing area code that serves the same region. When an overlay is used, your area code becomes part of your telephone number and must be used in order for the call to be completed correctly.

If you forget to dial ten digits in areas where ten-digit dialing has been implemented *, you will hear a recorded announcement telling you that the call cannot be completed as dialed. Customers should use all 10 digits* when giving their number to family, friends and customers. This will help everyone to remember that the area code needs to be included in the telephone number .

* Areas that require 1+10 digit dialing are New York City and California Area Codes 310, 408, 415, 424, 442, 628,657, 669, 714, 747, 760 and 818.

Toll Calls
To make a toll call, you must dial 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number. To learn more about what is considered local and toll calling in your specific area, please refer to the Customer Info Guide in your Verizon DexMedia white pages directory.

Long Distance Calls
To make a long distance call within the United States, dial 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number.

Canada and the Caribbean
To place a call to Canada or the Caribbean, dial 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number.

International Calls
To make a call to other foreign countries, dial 011 + country code + city code + local number.

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