Configure a computer with Microsoft® Windows 98® for 10-digit phone number dialing.
If a computer is used in a large city or other area that requires ten digits to be
dialed for a local call, it will need to be configured for 10-digit dialing. To configure
a computer with Windows 98 for 10-digit dialing, follow the steps below.
- Click on START | SETTINGS | CONTROL PANEL
- A window will appear that is titled "Control Panel." Double click on the icon
- A window will appear that is titled "Modems Properties." Click on the button
labeled "Dialing Properties."
- A window will appear that is titled "Dialing Properties." Make sure that the
local area code is entered in the space labeled "Area code:"
- Click on the button that is labeled "Area Code Rules..."
- A window will appear that is titled "Area Code Rules." In this window, in the
area labeled "When calling within my area code" click on the check box labeled
"Always dial the area code (10-digit dialing)" to put a check in the box.
- In the area labeled "When calling to other area codes" any additional local
area codes will need to be added into this list. To do this click on the button labeled
- A window will appear that is titled "New Area Code." Using the keyboard enter
in an additional local area code in the white box.
- Click on the button labeled "OK."
- Repeat steps 7 through 9 until all additional local area codes are entered into the
- On the window titled "Area Code Rules" click on the button labeled
- On the window titled "Dialing Properties" click on the button labeled
- On the window titled "Modems Properties" click on the button labeled
- Close the window labeled "Control Panel" by clicking on the "X"
button on the top right hand corner of the window.
This will configure the computer to correctly dial phone numbers in an area that uses
*Some programs that use the modem do not use the Windows Dialing Properties when they
dial phone numbers. This will not affect the way that those programs dial phone numbers.