I have lived full-time in Idyllwild for more than a year now — a short time compared to the multitude of wonderful “long-timers.”
I noticed right from the beginning that the Hill folk refer to their phone number as a four digit number (the last four of the rest of the world’s 10-digit number).
At first I thought it was quaint, and then it finally dawned on me, that if I had to dial up a shop, service, service group, or a friend that I had no idea what their prefix was.
I have a land line provided with my Time Warner Cable package and unlike all of the “long-timers,” my prefix is not 659, but rather 468.
My point to bringing this up is just to raise awareness so that those of you who have had their 659 numbers for eons, understand that we newbies don’t always get it.
Using a phone of any kind these days requires a minimum of 10 digits to dial, and often an additional digit — 1. So please consider using your entire phone number when you print it on rosters, ads, etc.
Thanks for your help to us newbies.