How can I use an area code to make a dial up connection without dialing one (1)?

Question

I have followed your instructions re:area code access to the internet. I continue to have 1 preceeding the area code...after changes made, it reverts to adding the 1. Please help.

Answer

This question was answered on July 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I am going to assume that you are calling from a large metroplitan area and you are not making a long distance call I will also assume that you are using the application HyperTerminal to connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) Now to continue with some instructions;

Double click on the icon you use to make your connection In the window that opens up, click on the button labeled "Dial Properties" The window that now opens usually has only one tab labeled

"My Locations" Below that are two frames labeled "Where I am:" and "How I dial from this location:" A frame can be recognized by a gray line that creates a box surrounding various things (things is a technical term) It has a label in the upper, left hand corner such as "Where I am:" The things it surrounds can be buttons, check boxes, text boxes you type in information, etc..

In the "Where I am:" frame, enter in the area code you are dialing in the text box that is labeled

"The area code is:"

In the "How I dial from this location:" frame, enter in the area code you are dialing in the text box that is labeled "To access an outside line, first dial:" The box looks to small for three (3) numbers, but you CAN type in a 3 digit area code.

If the box labeled "for long distance" has a number one (1) in it, delete it by selecting the box with the mouse and then pressing the delete button on the keyboard

If you have call waiting, click on the white check box beside the words "This location has call waiting To disable it, dial:" to place a check mark in the box Now click on the down arrow at the end of the sentence and select the method your phone company uses to disable call waiting (Usually it is *70) This check box will prevent any incoming calls from disconnecting you from your ISP.

Select what type of dialing your phone uses, probably Tone dialing.

Make sure there is not a check mark in the box labeled "Dial as a long distance call" Clicking on the box will either place a check mark or remove the check mark.

If you look just above this check box you will see "Number to be dialed:" followed by a phone number If everything was entered correctly, the phone number will be similiar to this:

*70 602 555-5555

Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window This will return you to the "Connect to" window.

Click on the "Connect" button and see if everything works.

Good Luck!!

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on July 27, 1999