Pretty much straight out of the SRND. Local, site specific XLATE partition to allow abbreviated intra-site dialing. Users will dial 8 plus the ten digit number to dial inter-site. Really the 8 is part of all internal DNs, so it is actually an 11 digit dial plan. This is a very big deployment, with a mix of existing TDM and Cisco installations migrating to a single cluster.
Just a side note, I implemented a couple of 10 digit internal dial plans and one requirement I presented was that the outside PTSN access code needed to be a 0 instead of a 9. The logic is that there are is no area code that starts with a 0 therefore avoiding a dial plan overlap. At first they did not care for the idea because of the usual argument that some locations like to dial 0 internal for operator. But after explaining the translation nightmare, inter-digit timeout, etc.. they were OK with it. Otherwise I told them if they wanted to stick with a 9 for access code that they should choose some other dial plan that did not base extensions on the full 10 digit DID.
I'm not able to access my old voice mail messages all of a sudden. The recording says something like 'the message is currently not available'. This has never happened before in all the years I have been using this system. I have t...