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a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

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Important facts that customers need to know about the upcoming 445 area code overlay are:
All customers with existing 619 and 858 numbers will retain their current telephone numbers; however, customers must dial 1 plus the three-digit area code for all calls to and from telephone numbers with the 619 and 858 area codes.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected Neustar to serve as the NANPA, the neutral third-party administrator that works with the telecommunications industry in developing area code relief plans.
The CPUC has started the process to add the 858 area code to the areas now served by the 619 area code, as the 619 area code is expected to use up its available prefixes by March 2019.
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.
In 1999, the telecom powers that be, called the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA), said New Hampshire would soon need a second area code because we were growing so much.
A 541 prefix - or for newer phone numbers, a new local area code of 458 - will become necessary when dialing after Jan.
However research done by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has shown that phone companies had hundreds of thousands of phone numbers still available in the 815 area code.
I call a lot of public relations people, and they can often take their sweet time getting back to a journalist But in the case of the new area code they were right back at me with a quizzical - and perhaps hopeful - "Where did you go?
Calls within the home area code must be dialed as either seven-digit or 1+ 10-digit numbers.
The 760 Public Education Program, comprised of landline and wireless telecommunications providers in California, wishes to remind consumers that the 442 area code will overlay the 760 area code and may be assigned to those who request new telephone numbers or an additional telephone line, as well as, any available numbers in the 760 area code.
All customers within the existing 212, 646, and 917 area codes should be prepared for the introduction of the 332 area code.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 14, 2016-Additional area code in line for Pennsylvania
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-November 14, 2016-Additional area code in line for Pennsylvania
You have another seven months and one day before you have to punch in 10 digits to make a local call in Lane County and the rest of Oregon's 541 area code.
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