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MikeVance (MIS)
12 Dec 03 12:40
I have a particular area code that I need to add to the system, I had the documentation (as I have added them in the past) well it's been 4 months so I don't even remember which LD # it fell under. If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it!-)
Mike
Nortellian (TechnicalUser)
12 Dec 03 12:57
ld 90 new net ac1 npa
PERRYPJ (TechnicalUser)
12 Dec 03 15:41
I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU PRINT ONE FIRST TO SEE WHAT RLI YOU ARE USING FOR LD THEN DO THE NEW

OLD ROLMEN WORKING ON NORTELS

McGruff753 (MIS)
12 Dec 03 18:09
The pictures don't come through so I hope the text helps.

23.    ADDING A NEW AREA CODE:

With the increase in pagers, cell phones, and the rapid population growth of our fair country, it becomes necessary to create new Area Codes from time to time.  A user may inform you they cannot connect to a particular number.  This may be due to the Area Code not being programmed into the Meridian system.  It could also be the Prefix of the phone number if the phone number is within your particular Area Code.  We will cover Prefixes in the next chapter.

Our example is as follows.  Steven Mallard advises you he is trying to reach (442) 555-1212.  You ask Steven if he knows what city and state this Area Code belongs to.  Steven informs you the Area Code is in Encinitas, California.  On your Meridian teleset, you attempt to dial the number.  As you get to the last number in the Area Code, you hear a fast busy signal.  This indicates to you Area Code 442 is not programmed in the Meridian system.

To program a new Area Code in the Meridian system, you will need to be in LD 90.  You will also need to know another Area Code for comparison purposes of the programming.  The Area Code should be within the same state as the new one you need to create.  So for our example, compare another California Area Code’s programming.

There are a lot of web sites out there to get this information from.  I personally like the format of http://www.mmiworld.com/telephone.htm.  You can sort the Area Codes alphabetically or numerically.  Plus, it shows you the newest Area Codes with an arrow next to it.  This is what the home page looks like.


The next example will show you what the screen looks like when the Area Codes are sorted numerically.  As you can see, we have found our Area Code in question.  The arrow indicates it is new.  We also see other Area Codes marked as new.  It is a good idea to be proactive and check your Meridian and Aspect systems for all of the Area Codes, especially the new ones.


Now we need to check the list alphabetically to see if there is another Area Code in or near this area of California to see the programming of the Area Code.  In the next example, you will see in the highlighted area a match on Southeastern California with the Area Code of 760.  We will use this as our comparison for programming purposes.

In LD 90, at the REQ prompt, type PRT.  At the CUST prompt, type 0.  At the FEAT prompt, type NET.  This is Meridian’s command for Network Translation Tables.  At the TRAN prompt, type AC1.  This is Meridian’s command for Access Code 1.  At the TYPE prompt, type NPA.  This is Meridian’s command for Numbering Plan Area Code Translation Data Block.  At the NPA prompt, type 1 and the Area Code you wish to check the programming of.  In our example, we will type 1760.  Remember that you must put the 1 in front of the Area Code, but do not put a space in between the 1 and the Area Code.  Below is an example of what you will see.

REQ  PRT
CUST 0
FEAT NET
TRAN AC1
TYPE NPA
NPA  1760
NPA  1760
RLI  2
SDRR NONE
ITEI NONE
UDATA: 202376 8  PDATA: 219595 518
DISK RECS AVAIL: 512

The area we are concerned with is the RLI information.  In our example, we see the RLI is 2.  This is the information we need to program for our new Area Code to route properly.  

At the REQ prompt, type NEW.  At the CUST prompt, type 0.  At the FEAT prompt, type NET.  At the TRAN prompt, type AC1.  At the TYPE prompt, type NPA.  At the NPA prompt, type 1 and the new Area Code.  In our example, we will type 1442.  At the RLI prompt, type in the RLI from the Area Code we made our comparison.  In our example, we will type 2.  At the SDRR prompt, hit the Enter key.  At the ITEI prompt, hit the Enter key.  At the NPA prompt, if you have no more Area Codes to add, hit the Enter key.  Below is an example of what you will see.

REQ  NEW
CUST 0
FEAT NET
TRAN AC1
TYPE NPA
NPA  1442
RLI  2
SDRR
ITEI
NPA
UDATA: 202376 8  PDATA: 219595 518
DISK RECS AVAIL: 512

REQ

Congratulations.  You just successfully added a new Area Code into the Meridian system.  To double-check your work, try dialing the number that was reportedly unreachable, or have the user try it and report back to you.  Also, we must add the Area Code into the Aspect system.  See Chapter 9 for this.

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