area code


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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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You will continue to dial area code + telephone number for all local calls.
The 619 area code is bordered on the north by the 858 area code and to the east by the 760/442 area code overlay.
To prepare for the area code overlay, residents and businesses in the 415 region should:
As explained by Kate Bailey, director of the telecommunications section at the Public Utilities Commission, we've been saved from a second area code largely because potential phone numbers are now parceled out 1,000 at a time instead of 10,000, producing fewer unused remnants.
For more information on the impending 10-digit dialing or on the new area code, visit the Oregon Public Utility Commission Web site at www.
When the system is saturated and another area code is needed, two things can occur.
I'm sure that's also true in a couple of cases, but mostly having the new area code is looked at a lot like having a debilitating disease.
15, Alabama's over-used 205 area code will split into two area codes.
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.
From your landline phone, you will continue to dial 1+ area code + telephone number for all calls.
Neustar forecasts that numbering resources in the 717 area code will be exhausted by the third quarter of 2017.
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

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