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area code

[′er·ē·ə ‚kōd]
(communications)
A three-digit prefix used in dialing long-distance telephone calls in the United States and Canada.
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The most important facts that consumers and businesses need to know about the upcoming 743 area code overlay are:
On March 21, 2015, the new 628 area code may be assigned to those who request a new telephone number or an additional telephone line, as well as any available numbers in the 415 area code.
Test telephone equipment to determine if it can dial and receive 1 + area code + telephone number.
If you've received a notice in the mail recently from your telecommunications service provider that says something like a You will soon need to dial the area code for ALL calls
This is a way to save 260,000 telephone numbers and avoid the expense of creating a new area code,'' Councilwoman Janice Hahn said.
Many areas that have saturated their numbers are issued new area codes to handle the increased demand for new numbers.
Beginning February 23, 2008, people in the 714 area code should start dialing 1+ the area code + seven digit number when making all their calls.
Numbers currently in the 410 and 443 area codes will not change, and a local call will remain a local call.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission on Tuesday approved what will be Oregon's fourth area code.
The alternative - splitting existing area codes into two or more - imposes tremendous costs on businesses to update their letterheads, invoices, advertising, etc.
Existing phone numbers in the 215 and 610 area codes will not change, but all callers will need to dial the area code and seven-digit phone number - or "Ten-number NumberSM" - when they make any calls within or between these four area codes.
The 424 area code is being added to the 310 region to ensure businesses and consumers have access to numbers from their carrier of choice.

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