• Subject: RE: Area code > 4 digits???
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:10:47 -0500

Neil writes:

> Gee.  I'd heard they were going to add A B C D E F keys to all phones
> and change them to hexadecimal !    :-)

They're only adding A B C and D. E and F are mapped to * and #. (:

(And that's only half a joke. The tone encoding scheme as mapped has an
additional tone band to lay four more buttons to the right of the traditional 3
x 4 pad, and that's been waiting for years. So the decoders are ready, we just
need to build phones to do it. But I think this is getting pretty far off

Peter H. Coffin
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