Why is 9 used to dial out?

If you worked in a company with its own internal phone system, 9 was usually used as the number to connect you to the outside line. This was because 9 took the longest timie to dial. You wound up the dialler to the last number, 9, then let go. This all goes back to when phone dialing was an electromechanical process.

What happens if you dial 9?

Short answer: no. Pressing “9” by itself while in dial-pad simply stores a 9 to be dialed along with whatever other numbers are entered afterward when you press “Send”.

What number do I dial to access an outside line?

In most telephony networks, users dial the number 9 to gain access to an outside line and place a call to an external telephone number.

How do you dial out 9?

The next time you pick up a district phone to dial an outside phone line, no matter what the area code, NEVER DIAL 9 before the number. Rather, ALWAYS dial 2, the area code, and the number. This applies to all area codes, including 360, as well as any 800 numbers.

How do I call out of work?


  1. Emergency: Dial 911.
  2. On-campus: Dial the 4-digit extension.
  3. Off-campus: Dial 9 + 1 + ten-digit phone number.
  4. International calls: Dial 9 + 011 + the country code + city code + phone number. Note: International calls require an authorization code.

Will pressing 9 stop telemarketers?

So if it ever asks you to press 9 to get off the list. Don’t. Pressing 9 will put you on the list,” he said. The key to staying off a list is making the robocalling computer think there’s no one at your number — so just don’t answer.

How do you get telemarketers to quit calling you?

The National Do Not Call Registry lets you limit the telemarketing calls you receive. Stop unwanted sales calls by registering your phone number: Online: Visit DoNotCall.gov. By phone: Call 1-888-382-1222 or TTY: 1-866-290-4236.

How do you dial out of office on a phone?

You can use your phone to place a call outside your organization.

  1. Dial your dial out digit (8 or 9) to open an external line and gain outside access.
  2. Local calls: Dial your dial out digit (8 or 9), then 1, followed by the full 10 digit telephone number.

How do you make a call from a landline?

Dial 9 to access an outside line. Dial 1 for domestic calls, or 011 for international calls. Dial the area code for domestic calls, or the country code (and the city code, if required) for an international call. Dial the telephone number.