So, how many people pay attention to the bill stuffers that Bell Canada sends you? Didn’t think so. When I worked there, it was identified as the preferred method to send any information that wouldn’t be well received by the customer as studies showed a ridiculous percentage of customers tossed all the extra material without looking. But that’s another story…
A gentle reminder that a number of folks in Ontario and Quebec will be forced to switch to 10-digit dialing in the coming months. Those lazy, hazy, hedonistic times where you only needed seven keypresses to connect to someone in your local calling area is coming to an end.
I’m reasonably sure we’ll be seeing more ads for it in the coming months, but in the interim you can have a gander at the Candian 10-digit dialing website. Apparently Stentor was replaced with the “Telecommunications Alliance”, but I’m betting they only present themselves that way because the CRTC told them they had to.
In any event, get ready, as it’ll start working June 17th, and will become mandatory on October 21st or October 28th (dependant upon which area code you’re dialing from).