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Get ready for a new area code in NYC

Old May 3, 2017, 9:52 am
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Get ready for a new area code in NYC

NYC to add 332 area code on June 10. I guess we continue to grow, or something. Yikes!

Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode, back in the day, when they added the 646 area code (I think it was)?
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Old May 3, 2017, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by ysolde
NYC to add 332 area code on June 10. I guess we continue to grow, or something. Yikes!

Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode, back in the day, when they added the 646 area code (I think it was)?
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Old May 3, 2017, 10:39 am
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My 310 area code for cell phone (and at time landline) is no longer available in LA. I'm definitely keeping the cell phone/not changing that number!

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Old May 3, 2017, 11:29 am
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There was an article about shrinking original area codes. If memory serves it focused on San Francisco and 415 area code. Apparently it's only good for a few blocks now.
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Old May 3, 2017, 11:33 am
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Sigh.... I remember when all the boroughs were 212
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Old May 3, 2017, 11:40 am
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Area codes are increasingly irrelevant with pretty much every calling plan offering free nationwide calls, overlay area codes, and people keeping their mobile phone numbers when they move. Those of us in the North American Numbering Plan should think in terms of 10-digit phone numbers without worrying about the historical purpose of the first three digits. That purpose is from the days of relay-operated switching equipment and rotary-dial telephones. Let it go.
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Old May 3, 2017, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Efrem
Area codes are increasingly irrelevant with pretty much every calling plan offering free nationwide calls, overlay area codes, and people keeping their mobile phone numbers when they move. Those of us in the North American Numbering Plan should think in terms of 10-digit phone numbers without worrying about the historical purpose of the first three digits. That purpose is from the days of relay-operated switching equipment and rotary-dial telephones. Let it go.
Well in LA if you had a 310 area code it meant you were along the beach

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I was at a networking event last night and someone gave me a business card with area code 860. I said "ah, I see you have a CT phone number" and then we talked about how your cell phone number is a key identifier these days and a lot of people don't change them when they move because it is a source of identity both the fact that friends have that number and the area code identifying a place you may claim to be from.

My cell is from a town across the border in SC, but my google voice and sideline numbers are 704.
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Old May 3, 2017, 1:40 pm
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2s and 1s were the Holy Grail of area codes when you had to actually dial the numbers into your rotary phone. Zeros were for "rural" areas.

Which is why New York City got 212, LA got 213, and Chicago got 312. While poor Hawaii got 808-pretty much the longest "dial" possible when area codes were first implemented.
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When I was a kid in NJ, there was one area code, 201. My parents have lived in the same house and had the same phone number for fifty years, but they're on their third area code, having been shuffled into 908 at some point, and now 732.

I live in a state that is still using a single area code--amazingly, there are still 12 of these. I figured it would be maybe two or three, but no.
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian
2s and 1s were the Holy Grail of area codes when you had to actually dial the numbers into your rotary phone. Zeros were for "rural" areas.

Which is why New York City got 212, LA got 213, and Chicago got 312. While poor Hawaii got 808-pretty much the longest "dial" possible when area codes were first implemented.
I grew up in Alaska. We tied with Hawaii.
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Originally Posted by wrp96
I grew up in Alaska. We tied with Hawaii.
I grew up in PR. We got 809. Then in the late 80s/early 90s, all sorts of telemarketers and scammers started using that area code, so it got switched to 787. Much more fun for someone who loves to fly, anyway.
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Originally Posted by travelmad478
When I was a kid in NJ, there was one area code, 201. My parents have lived in the same house and had the same phone number for fifty years, but they're on their third area code, having been shuffled into 908 at some point, and now 732.

I live in a state that is still using a single area code--amazingly, there are still 12 of these. I figured it would be maybe two or three, but no.
wow, 12!?!

I can think of the following single area-code states off the top of my head:

1) RI 401
2) ME 207
3) MT 406
4) SD 605
5) WY 307
6) the above mentioned 808 in HI
7) I forget Alaska's 9-something, maybe
8) Idaho 208, just added a second

Is the District still just 202?
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Old May 3, 2017, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by RoyalFlush
7) I forget Alaska's 9-something, maybe
907

Funnily enough the listings of area codes I first found using the google were missing ones. For example, one listing I found only showed two area codes for Arkansas, when there are actually 3. So it may be down to less than 12 by now.

Other states with only one code (assuming the list is correct): Vermont, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Delaware This list shows DC as only having one.
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Old May 3, 2017, 3:40 pm
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I think somehow, some way, we'll manage to survive this even though a new area code is days away!
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