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Re: Internet Phone Companies May Cut Off Customers

Tony P. (
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 19:18:28 -0400

In article <>,

> Paul Coxwell wrote:

>> Despite the 999 system, there was, however, still a widely adopted
>> convention that the regular number for the police should use 2222.

> Sounds much like the convention that many US cities used where the
> local police departments' phone numbers all ended in 1234 and the fire
> departments ended in 1212. This was true of Cleveland and most of its
> suburbs.

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> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: A 'standard' set by AT&T for the
> operating companies was to use '2121' or '2131' as well. The last four
> digits were to preferably end in '1' and be repetitive. PAT]n

Providence Police Department was and still is on 272-1111, while fire is
on 272-3344.

Interesting the back line at PPD for the longest time was 272-3121.

Now everything is DID on the 401-243 exchange.

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