This probably should make sense, but I might be needing some coffee this morning. *yawn* I don't travel a heck of a lot. When I do, I don't make many calls. So I've never much paid attention to this aspect of calling. I suspect this is the case, but just wanted to confirm. I wasn't sure how to google this question, as I didn't know how to phrase it to get viable answers. I moved out of my area code, took my number with me. I lived and called in area code 507. I could just dial the 7 digit number and be connected, as expected. I now live in... good grief... where do I live in... ah, there it is. I live in 651 area code now. Does the fact that I'm calling and utilizing phone exchanges in 651 mean that I can dial the 7 digit number as local with my 507 number? I'm thinking not, as the only 'local' numbers would be tied to 507 and has no bearing on where you physically are. I suppose it is always best to just attach the area code to the number. Should I ever get a new number, all contacts that were local to the previous number would no longer be, and I would end up having to modify each one anyway. Maybe I just answered my own question... I don't drink coffee... but maybe I should start. So endeth the sleepy musings of HC.