Albedo/BBS 42 Guide to 10-digit dialing

On June 17, 2006, Bell Canada will begin the long process of adding an additional area code (226) to the Guelph-Wellington County area. This will probably cause a few problems for dial-up users, but if you plan ahead, the transition will be relatively easy.

Starting on June 17, if you dial a local number that is in the 519 area code, and do not dial the "519", you will automatically get a recording that will remind you to dial the 519 next time, and then your call will proceed. This interruption will keep your modem from connecting to the internet. So, you have to tell your modem to include the 519 when it dials. (This will also affect fax machines, so here's a reminder to add the area code to your preset numbers.)

Adding the area code in front of a local call does not mean that the number has become long-distance. You do not have to add a 1 in front of the number, unless it already was a long-distance call for you.

Ten-digit dialing will also be required for callers in four 705 exchanges (Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, and Cookstown), when they place local calls to the 519 or 226 numbers


If you use Windows XP

For illustrated instructions, click [here].

  1. Click on the [Start] button, go up to Settings, click on Network Connections
  2. Right-click on the BBS 42 icon under the Dial-up section on your screen, and select Properties.
  3. Click the [Properties] button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click in the phone number box, and add 519- in front of the phone number that is already there. Hit the [OK] button.
  5. Click on the [Dial] button, to make sure the modem dials correctly.

If you use Windows 95 or 98 or ME

For illustrated instructions, click [here].

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Double click on the Dial-Up Networking icon.
  3. Right click on the BBS 42 Connection icon.
  4. Click on the General tab at the top of the window. Click in the phone number box, and add 519- in front of the phone number that is already there. Make sure the checkbox for "Use Area Code and Dialing Properties" is unchecked. Hit the [OK] button.
  5. If you have call waiting, add *70,-519 to the phone number instead. This disables the call waiting function while you are on the internet.

If you use Windows 2000 or Windows NT

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