To check the Ameritech exchanges involved, go to
the following site and Find Your Local Calling Area by entering your own
area code and then your prefix, which is the first three digits of
your seven-digit phone number.:
This 10 digit dialing will also affect the number which
you use to connect to the internet. To check the number just click on the
dial UDATAnet icon and check the phone number on the connect screen. We have provided the following instructions for correcting your
dial-up phone number for PC's if it is not 4192940913 (Upper 294 or 209 area) or 4194580102 (Forest 273 area.)
Double Left click on My Computer.
Double Left click on Dial-Up Networking.
Single Right click on Dial UDATAnet.
Single Left click on Properties. Dial UDATAnet window below opens.
Under Phone number:
Make sure: Use area code and Dialing Porperties IS checked. (as below in Dial UDATAnet window)
Under Area Code, make sure 419 IS entered. (as below in Dial UDATAnet window)
Click OK button and close all windows.
Double click on Dial UDATAnet Icon.
If Phone number includes 4192940913 (Upper) or 4194580102 (Forest) then your phone properties are already setup correctly for new 10 digit dialing in 419 area code. You do not have to change anything.
If Phone Number does NOT include 419 (as figure 1).
Click on Dial Properties button on right.
Towards the top right of Dialing Properties window (as in figure 2):
419 should be in the Area Code slot beside United States of America.
Click on Area Code Rules Button to the right.
In first box When calling with my area code,
Make sure that Always dial the area code (10-digit dialing) IS checked. (as in figure 3)
In second box When calling to other area codes, Do not dial
1 for numbers with the following area codes,
If 419 is NOT in the white box (as in figure 3) then click on New button to the right and add (as in Figure 4).
Type 419 in the Area Code white box (as in figure 4) then click on OK.
419 will now appear in the white box under When calling to
other area codes, Do not dial 1 for numbers with the following area codes.
in figure 5)
Click on OK.
At the bottom of Dialing Properties window (as in figure 6), make sure
that under: Number to be dialed 419-294-0913 (Upper) or 419-458-0102
(if you have this option, some versions of windows do not)
Dial as a long distance call is NOT checked. (as in figure 6)(if you have this option, some versions of windows do not)
Connect To window should now look like the following (as in figure 7) with 4192940913 (Upper) or or 4194580102 (Forest) in Phone Number slot.
Your Dialing Properties are now setup for the new 10 digit dialing.