Re: [Central Office/crossbar.org] Q and Z in "Vanity" Numbers
> But you're right -- "marketing" folks just don't comprehend theelse
> necessary technical aspects of the telephone netowrk or whatever
> they stick their noses and all into! :-(You techie types love to slag us marketeers, but it is really sales
that will sell anything, including stuff no one has developed yet.
Back when 888 being deployed, toll free providers gave existing
customers the opportunity to try to reserve any 888 number they
wanted, provided they complied with industry rules regarding
activating reserved numbers within a set time period. As soon as
SMS/800 opened for 888 reservations, every telco in North America
started hammering it with reservation scripts, first come first
I was at Unitel at the time, and one request we got from sales was
for the number 888-ZENON. We had a good laugh explaining to the rep
that phones did not have the letter Z, and more importantly that 888
numbers still had to be 888 plus 7 digits.