When you call a local number in Tsukuba, you only have to dial 6 numbers now. For example: 55-1234. However, as of January 11, 2003, you will have to dial an 8 (the last digit of the area code), which means dialing 855-1234. The areas that are affected by this change include Tsukuba, Tsuchiura, and Ushiku amongst others. You may have to change your speed-dial settings on your phone, or your dial-up settings on your computer, if you use a local provider.
Making a local call used to look like this (optional area code 0298) 55-1234 but will look like this in January (optional area code 029) 855-1234
Any questions, call NTT at 0120-125-575.
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