Having Trouble Dialing With Your Cell Phone Today?
That's probably because you need to dial the area code today. I remember reading somewhere (don't remember where -- will see if I can find it when I get some free time) that US Cellular is requiring 10-digit dialing for local calls starting today (Unicel already does). Since our company has 15 lines with US Cellular, people are having a bit of issues adjusting.
So if you're having trouble dialing a 7-digit (non area-code) local number here in Bend, try it with the 541 area code on the front. If it works, then you know you're having the issue. You should probably just get in the habit of dialing 10 digits all the time anyway.