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611 slang - couldn't verifyEdit

Re: Additionally, in the US 611 has begun to take on meaning of its own. In the same way that get the 411 became synonymous with getting more information "The 611" has become of slang term for getting help or support.

WP:V I couldn't find any evidence of this. Not on slang.otheday, nor on google "get the 611". Urban dictionary reports it as a misinterpretation of 411, and quotes it being mocked in Scary Movie 3. It also looks like it might be self-promotion WP:NPOV... 611Rent (the link advertised) is registered in Atlanta, GA, and so is the anonymous ip address that added it. Or, maybe it's an Atlanta thing :-) Morcheeba (talk) 06:48, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Use of 114 for repair serviceEdit

The following section was misleading, so I've removed it and replaced it with a more appropriate, generic statement:

---QUOTE Prior to the introduction of Direct Distance Dialing (DDD) in the 1950s, which required dialing "1" to initiate a DDD call, the number for "Repair" was 1-1-4 ("Information" was 1-1-3). All existing local numbers beginning with 1 had to be changed, so 114 and 113 (and others) changed to 611 and 411, respectively. ---/QUOTE

While this specific instance of the change might be the case for Atlanta (as per the citation), it was not the case the whole country as might be implied. 611 was in use for repair service in some areas from at least the 1930s, with 114 also commonly used in areas with SxS switching equipment (other non-standard codes could also be found). Although the decision to standardize on 611 was made during the 1960s, the other codes, including 114, could still be found in use in some places for a good few years, into the 1980s in some places. And while in some places the change from 113/114 to 411/611 did coincide with the introduction of the 1 prefix for DDD, that was not always the case, as other methods were sometimes used to allow 1+ DDD calling and 11x service codes to co-exist. And many of the areas with common-control switching equipment (panel or crossbar) which were already using n11 service codes did not use a 1+ DDD prefix anyway. 91.125.121.73 (talk) 22:24, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

MouthEdit

If you guys give me $100 for my morning Bill and to $200 for you calling me for nothing and I have to live with you is that me I said $100 like you tomorrow and $200 for you calling me for nothing 2603:8080:B000:409D:42E:86F3:F056:FAD7 (talk) 18:39, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

MemoryEdit

Called 611 as my memory was full went and bought a memory card at Walmart. Called 611 to tell me how to add this, after telling me he would walk me through this over my cell phone and told me to pop open the area where the memory card was (the only place I could open Anything) it dropped our call. I know have a message that say I CAN ONLY MAKE EMERGENCY CALLS. WTH did he cause my phone to do. I HAVE TO HAVE MY PHONE WORKING A S.A.P. 2600:1700:1F60:6B90:D424:43E2:90A8:3D46 (talk) 01:04, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Can you please contact me at 431-557-8555Edit

Can you please contact me at 531-557-8555 Thank Carole 209.171.88.56 (talk) 20:39, 9 February 2022 (UTC)