To Reach The Unreachable

If that elusive out-of-state client is always on the phone when you call, maybe you're calling at the wrong time. A new poll on long-distance habits from Sprint Business shows peak calling hours differ from city to city, unrelated to time zones. Both hyper New Yorkers and laid-back Seattle folks dial most at 9 a.m. St. Louis talks most before lunch, while D.C. wonks and Dallas cowboys eat first, then call at 2 p.m.