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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 619 area code is expected to use up its available prefixes by March 2019.
The CPUC has started the process to introduce a new area code to the area now served by the 805 area code, as the 805 is now expected to use up its available prefixes by June 2018 due to increased demand.
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.
The flat-rate offering includes unlimited calls to all Sonera fixed voice subscriptions within an area code for EUR5 per month.
Melissa Data's search databases can also be used to: 1) locate post offices, 2) display area codes or ZIP codes within a radius, 3) calculate the distance between any two ZIP codes, 4) find Canadian address and phone data, 5) get location information on worldwide place names, 6) find the time zone of a phone number, 7) find out average home values, 7) access U.S.
The company says it can also update telephone area codes, census tract and block numbers and more.
The division of central and northwest Arkansas into two telephone area codes will be final on July 20, according to Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
All Havana phone numbers will get a seventh digit and all the provinces will receive new two-digit area codes this year, as state phone monopoly Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A.
With the Rover's ability to change area codes, I can check Northeast Colorado, Northeast Nebraska, and other areas' basis levels to decide which way to move my commodities.
Each listing has alphabetical categories of information including when each state was admitted into the union, area codes, economy, local weather, parks and yellow pages.
Facing a looming crisis in the shortage of phone numbers, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), took steps recently to reduce the need for more area codes. More and more area codes have been added in the last few years as the number of wired phone lines, Internet connections, wireless phones, pagers and other devices proliferate.

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