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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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Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change, but may if you move your service
Beginning July 16, 2016, residents in Suffolk County requesting that Verizon provide new service, an additional line, or in some cases moving their service, may be assigned a number with the 934 area code.
Residents and businesses with telephone numbers within the 415 area code will retain their current telephone number(s) and area code.
All this is happening because Oregon is getting a fourth area code next year.
Back in action: Chatsworth outfielder Bobby Coyle, who was hospitalized and sidelined for several weeks because of injuries suffered in a collision with another player while running down a fly ball during an all-star game in June, is playing again and participating in the Area Code Games.
suburbs of northern Virginia including Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County are now required to dial the seven digit phone number and the area code to access local numbers.
Update items such as stationery; checks; business cards; advertisements; promotional items; brochures; Internet web pages; and catalogs to reflect the 1 + area code + telephone number change.
Callers need to dial 1 plus the area code and 7-digit telephone number whenever placing long-distance calls from the 270 or 364 area code.
The latest will be assigned to new telephone numbers throughout the state where 541 is the area code.
But after June 5, 1999, callers who dial a seven-digit number will hear a recorded message instructing them to dial both the area code and telephone number," she added.
Beginning November 21, 2009, the new 442 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 760 area code.
To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers for the Santa Clara County area, the California Public Utilities Commission ordered an all-services overlay that will add a new 669 area code to the same geographic region as the existing 408 area code.

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