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RXN Communications offers the following telephone Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Code information to its customers. The following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about recent telephone NPA Code changes, and how they relate to RXN Communications business. Please direct any additional questions you may have to support@rxn.com .

RXN NPA FAQ - Q uestion and A nswer Table of Contents:


1. What NPA changes affect RXN Communications?
2. How can I learn more about NPA Codes?
3. How does the 612 to 651 NPA Code change affect me?
4. How does the 612 to 763 NPA Code change affect me?
5. How does the 612 to 952 NPA Code change affect me?
6. How does the October 2001 RXN move affect me?

7. Return to the Previous Menu.
8. Return to the RXN Communications Home Page.

Q 1. What NPA changes affect RXN Communications?
A

RXN Communications has circuit numbers in the both 612 and 952 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Codes:

RXN Customer Support Line: 612-232-0501
RXN 33.6K Analog Modem Lines: 952-443-9842
RXN 56K Digital Modem Lines: 952-443-2714

RXN Communications customers in the 612, 651, 763, and 952 telephone NPA codes have been affected by recent changes.

In order to provide sufficient telephone numbering capacity for the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area of Minnesota, USWEST, now Qwest, has introduced a series of telephone NPA Code renumbering plans. In recent years, renumbering plans have affected customers in the 612, 651, 763, and 952 telephone NPA Codes.

Despite all of the NPA Code changes, RXN Communications continues to be accessible via 10-digit, local, non-long-distance dialing from the 612, 651, 763, and 952 NPA Codes.

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Q 2. How can I learn more about NPA Codes?
A

Telephone Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Codes, commonly called Area Codes, are the first three (3) digits of the traditional 10-digit North American Numbering Plan (NANP) telephone number.

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) was developed in 1947 by AT&T and Bell Laboratories. It conforms to the International Telecommunications Union Recommendation E.164, the international standard for numbering plans.

More information about the NANP and NPA Codes can be found at the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) Administration and 555-1212.com .

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Q 3. How does the 612 to 651 NPA Code change affect me?
A

RXN Communications has circuit numbers in the both 612 and 952 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Codes:

RXN Customer Support Line: 612-232-0501
RXN 33.6K Analog Modem Lines: 952-443-9842
RXN 56K Digital Modem Lines: 952-443-2714

If your telephone NPA Code changed from 612 to 651, you must use 10-digit dialing to reach RXN Communications after 10 Jan 1999. Note that this will continue to be a local call.

See the RXN PPP FAQ for instructions on how to make this configuration change with popular dialers. Please contact support@rxn.com if you have any questions.

The following information about the 612 to 651 NPA change is from USWEST Network Disclosure Announcement #419 ...


Network Disclosure Announcement #419

Public Notice of Network Change(s), pursuant to CFR 47, subsections 51.325 - 51.335.
U S WEST Communications Internet address: http://www.uswest.com/disclosures.

Informational Announcement: Minnesota 612/651 NPA Relief Disclosure

Disclosure Date: July 2, 1998

U S WEST has announced the planned implementation of area code relief for the 612 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code in the State of Minnesota. A new NPA, 651, will be introduced in a split of the 612 NPA. The attached map shows the location of the old and new area codes. A central office code (prefix) listing for each area code is also attached. This list is current as of July 1, 1998.

A unique feature of this area code split is that customers with individual telephone numbers in certain prefixes will either remain in the 612 NPA or transfer to the new 651 NPA depending on which city/town in which they are located. These partitioned central office codes are identified in the attachment as Category C codes.

The introduction of the new area code will require a change to the dialing of local calls in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Local calls placed between the two area codes (e.g. from Minneapolis to St. Paul) will require ten-digit dialing instead of the existing seven-digit method. Ten-digit dialing requires that customers dial the proper area code (without the prefix digit of 1) prior to the seven-digit telephone number. Local calls within the same area code will continue to require only seven-digit dialing as is done today. Permissive ten-digit dialing of calls within the same area code will be allowed. Additionally, local calls between area codes or within the same area code can also be dialed using the prefix digit 1 prior to the full 10-digit number.

Dialing of toll (long-distance) calls will not change, i.e. these calls will continue to require "1 plus ten-digit" dialing as was done before the change.

Customers in those relatively few locations which can place local calls to communities in the 715 NPA (Wisconsin) or the 507 NPA (Minnesota) can continue to use seven-digit dialing for these calls.

A six-month permissive dialing period will commence at 12:01am CDT on Sunday, July 12, 1998 and end on Sunday, January 10, 1999. During the permissive period, local calls can be dialed using either the old or the new dialing plan. Also during this time, callers outside of the local calling area who are dialing numbers which will move to the 651 NPA can use either 612 or 651. After January 10, 1999 the correct area code must be dialed. A following table illustrates the new dialing requirements.

Type Of Call During
Permissive Period
After
Permissive Period
Local, same NPA 7-digits
10-digits permitted
1+10 digits permitted
7-digits
10-digits permitted
1+10 digits permitted
Local, 612 to/from 651 10-digits
7-digits permitted
1+10 digits permitted
10-digits
-
1+10 digits permitted
Toll (Long Distance) 1 + 10-digits 1 + 10-digits
Operator, credit card, etc. (dir dialed) 0 + 10-digits 0 + 10-digits
Operator "0", "00" "0", "00"

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Q 4. How does the 612 to 763 NPA Code change affect me?
A

RXN Communications has circuit numbers in the both 612 and 952 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Codes:

RXN Customer Support Line: 612-232-0501
RXN 33.6K Analog Modem Lines: 952-443-9842
RXN 56K Digital Modem Lines: 952-443-2714

If your telephone NPA Code changed from 612 to 763, you must use 10-digit dialing to reach RXN Communications after 14 Jan 2001. Note that this will continue to be a local call.

See the RXN PPP FAQ for instructions on how to make this configuration change with popular dialers. Please contact support@rxn.com if you have any questions.

The following information about the 612 to 763 NPA change is from USWEST Network Disclosure Announcement #446 and the Minnesota Department of Public Service - Telecommunications ...


Network Disclosure Announcement #446

Public Notice of Network Change(s), pursuant to CFR 47, subsections 51.325 - 51.335.
U S WEST Communications Internet address: http://www.uswest.com/disclosures.

Informational Announcement: Minnesota 612/952/763 NPA Relief Disclosure

Disclosure Date: January 6, 2000

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has ordered the implementation of area code relief for the 612 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code in the State of Minnesota. There will be a three-way split of the existing 612 area code along municipal boundary lines. Minneapolis, Fort Snelling, St. Anthony and Richfield will retain the existing 612 area code. The remainder of 612 will be split into two new area codes, 952 and 763. The 763 area code will be assigned to the suburbs north and west of Minneapolis, down to approximately I-394. The 952 area code will be assigned south and west of Minneapolis up to approximately I-394. A listing of U S WEST central office code (prefix) listing for each area Can be found at http://www.uswest.com/home/codes/minnesota.html.

A unique feature of this area code split is that customers with individual telephone numbers in certain prefixes will either remain in the 612 NPA or transfer to the new 952 or 763 NPA depending on the city/town in which they are located. These partitioned central office codes are identified in the attachment as Category C codes. A detailed map of the NPA split and additional information can be found at http://www.dpsv.state.mn.us/docs/telecomm/acmapbig.htm.

The introduction of the new area codes will require a change to the dialing of local calls in the 612 Minneapolis area. Local calls placed between the area codes will require ten-digit dialing instead of the existing seven-digit method. Ten-digit dialing requires that customers dial the proper area prior to the seven-digit telephone number. Local calls within the same area code will continue to require only seven-digit dialing as is done today. Permissive ten-digit dialing of calls within the same area code will be allowed. Additionally, local calls between area codes or within the same area code can also be dialed using the prefix digit 1 prior to the full 10-digit number.

Dialing of toll (long-distance) calls will not change, i.e. these calls will continue to require "1-plus-ten-digit" dialing as was done before the change.

The permissive dialing period will commence at 12:01am CDT on Sunday, February 27, 2000 and end on Sunday, January 14, 2001. During the permissive period, local calls can be dialed using either the old or the new dialing plan. Also during this time, callers outside of the local calling area who are dialing numbers which will move to the 952 or 763 NPA's can use either 612 or their new NPA of either 952 or 763. After January 14, 2001 the correct area code must be dialed. A following table illustrates the new dialing requirements.

TYPE OF CALLDURING
PERMISSIVE PERIOD
AFTER
PERMISSIVE PERIOD
LOCAL, SAME NPA7-DIGITS
10-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10 DIGITS PERMITTED
7-DIGITS
10-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10 DIGITS PERMITTED
LOCAL 612 TO/FROM
952, 763, 651
10-DIGITS
7-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10-DIGITS PERMITTED
10-DIGITS
-
1+10-DIGITS PERMITTED
TOLL (LONG DISTANCE1+10-DIGITS1+10-DIGITS
OPERATOR, CREDIT
CARD, etc. (DIR DIALED)
0+10-DIGITS0+10-DIGITS
OPERATOR"0", "00""0", "00"

Test numbers have been established to assist in the verification of network changes. The test numbers are 763-571-1599 and 952-895-5000.

Periodic updates to the Central Office Code Listings can be obtained from the U S WEST Fax-on-Demand service by calling 1-800-450-6267. Please closely monitor the entire menu description prior to making a selection.



NOTE: This announcement has been released in accordance with the FCC Rule 51.333(a), Certification of Short Term Public Notice.

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Q 5. How does the 612 to 952 NPA Code change affect me?
A

RXN Communications has circuit numbers in the both 612 and 952 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) Codes:

RXN Customer Support Line: 612-232-0501
RXN 33.6K Analog Modem Lines: 952-443-9842
RXN 56K Digital Modem Lines: 952-443-2714

If your telephone NPA Code is not 612, then you must use 10-digit dialing to reach the RXN Communications 612 NPA Code number after 14 Jan 2001. This will continue to be a local, non-long-distance, call from the 612, 651, 763, and 952 NPA Codes.

If your telephone NPA Code is not 952, then you must use 10-digit dialing to reach the RXN Communications 952 NPA Code numbers after 14 Jan 2001. This will continue to be a local, non-long-distance, call from the 612, 651, 763, and 952 NPA Codes.

See the RXN PPP FAQ for instructions on how to make this configuration change with popular dialers. Please contact support@rxn.com if you have any questions.

The following information about the 612 to 952 NPA change is from USWEST Network Disclosure Announcement #446 and the Minnesota Department of Public Service - Telecommunications ...


Network Disclosure Announcement #446

Public Notice of Network Change(s), pursuant to CFR 47, subsections 51.325 - 51.335.
U S WEST Communications Internet address: http://www.uswest.com/disclosures.

Informational Announcement: Minnesota 612/952/763 NPA Relief Disclosure

Disclosure Date: January 6, 2000

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has ordered the implementation of area code relief for the 612 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code in the State of Minnesota. There will be a three-way split of the existing 612 area code along municipal boundary lines. Minneapolis, Fort Snelling, St. Anthony and Richfield will retain the existing 612 area code. The remainder of 612 will be split into two new area codes, 952 and 763. The 763 area code will be assigned to the suburbs north and west of Minneapolis, down to approximately I-394. The 952 area code will be assigned south and west of Minneapolis up to approximately I-394. A listing of U S WEST central office code (prefix) listing for each area Can be found at http://www.uswest.com/home/codes/minnesota.html.

A unique feature of this area code split is that customers with individual telephone numbers in certain prefixes will either remain in the 612 NPA or transfer to the new 952 or 763 NPA depending on the city/town in which they are located. These partitioned central office codes are identified in the attachment as Category C codes. A detailed map of the NPA split and additional information can be found at http://www.dpsv.state.mn.us/docs/telecomm/acmapbig.htm.

The introduction of the new area codes will require a change to the dialing of local calls in the 612 Minneapolis area. Local calls placed between the area codes will require ten-digit dialing instead of the existing seven-digit method. Ten-digit dialing requires that customers dial the proper area prior to the seven-digit telephone number. Local calls within the same area code will continue to require only seven-digit dialing as is done today. Permissive ten-digit dialing of calls within the same area code will be allowed. Additionally, local calls between area codes or within the same area code can also be dialed using the prefix digit 1 prior to the full 10-digit number.

Dialing of toll (long-distance) calls will not change, i.e. these calls will continue to require "1-plus-ten-digit" dialing as was done before the change.

The permissive dialing period will commence at 12:01am CDT on Sunday, February 27, 2000 and end on Sunday, January 14, 2001. During the permissive period, local calls can be dialed using either the old or the new dialing plan. Also during this time, callers outside of the local calling area who are dialing numbers which will move to the 952 or 763 NPA's can use either 612 or their new NPA of either 952 or 763. After January 14, 2001 the correct area code must be dialed. A following table illustrates the new dialing requirements.

TYPE OF CALLDURING
PERMISSIVE PERIOD
AFTER
PERMISSIVE PERIOD
LOCAL, SAME NPA7-DIGITS
10-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10 DIGITS PERMITTED
7-DIGITS
10-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10 DIGITS PERMITTED
LOCAL 612 TO/FROM
952, 763, 651
10-DIGITS
7-DIGITS PERMITTED
1+10-DIGITS PERMITTED
10-DIGITS
-
1+10-DIGITS PERMITTED
TOLL (LONG DISTANCE1+10-DIGITS1+10-DIGITS
OPERATOR, CREDIT
CARD, etc. (DIR DIALED)
0+10-DIGITS0+10-DIGITS
OPERATOR"0", "00""0", "00"

Test numbers have been established to assist in the verification of network changes. The test numbers are 763-571-1599 and 952-895-5000.

Periodic updates to the Central Office Code Listings can be obtained from the U S WEST Fax-on-Demand service by calling 1-800-450-6267. Please closely monitor the entire menu description prior to making a selection.



NOTE: This announcement has been released in accordance with the FCC Rule 51.333(a), Certification of Short Term Public Notice.

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Q 6. How does the October 2001 RXN move affect me?
A The following IMPORTANT NOTICE was sent to all RXN subscribers in October 2001:

RXN Phone Number Change -- Monday, 22 October 2001

  RXN Communications is moving from Minnetonka, MN to Victoria, MN 
effective Monday, 22 October 2001.  This move will result in a change in 
our dialup access phone numbers.  This move will require ALL dialup 
customers to make minor changes to their configurations.


Time Table for Change

  We have scheduled our move to begin at 8:00AM on Monday, 22 October
2001.  We expect all services to resume, with the new phone numbers, at
1:00PM on the same day.


Affected Phone Numbers

  RXN 33.6K Analog Modem Lines -- change from 952-931-0340 (old) to
952-443-9842 (new)

  RXN 56K Digital Modem Lines -- change from 952-988-9872 (old) to
952-443-2714 (new)


Customer Assistance

  We have attached detailed instructions to help Windows users make this 
change.  If you do not use the Windows OS, or have any other
difficulty or questions, please call us at 612-232-0501.  RXN
Communications is offering October 2001 dialup services at NO CHARGE to
compensate you for any inconvenience our move may cause.

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