Number cul-de-SAC: 0700 at the end of

Because he wanted to make Germany something right and it was early in the morning. But then everything changed. If you are asking yourself, why is it with the d

Number cul-de-SAC: 0700 at the end of

Because he wanted to make Germany something right and it was early in the morning. But then everything changed. If you are asking yourself, why is it with the digitalisation in this country is so difficult, why schools, police or rescue services do not have proper equipment, why the Internet is so lame, cast the view to a Detail that reflects, however, the major problems almost perfectly: more than 20 years Ago launched parallel to the Opening of the telephone market, the 0700 number, the "number for life".

Michael Spehr

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You should be with this prefix under his personal phone number even after moving away, a number for eternity. You could even specify where incoming calls should be on the ground, at home, in the office, on the landline or on the mobile phone. This was a charming idea, because in the emerging mobile phone you could take with you at the time, their number will be so little as in the fixed network.

But the bill was made without the bureaucracy: For the area code 0700 a "number has been introduced in alley", the allocation of a telephone number by the Federal network Agency was expensive and time-consuming, and to treat instead of 0700 as a normal landline number, called a policy, telecoms companies and the Federal network Agency is a complicated System that was expensive, opaque, error-prone, and thus a Flop from the start. You had to host his own 0700 against a monthly remuneration in the case of a provider, i.e., host let. Calls to this number were more expensive than landline calls, even if you ended up on the landline phone, and they were from abroad, rather. Who indicated its 0700 on the own site, was prosecuted by the best attorneys, because the 0700 look almost like a free call number with the prefix 0800. The was misleading.

Updated Date: 20 June 2020, 09:19

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