Area Code


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Area Code

A three-digit code affixed at the beginning of a telephone number in a geographic region. Sometimes, if a place has an exceptionally large number of phone numbers, a single region can have more than one area code. Area codes were introduced in 1951 to allow for direct long-distance dialing.
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More information on the 619 area code is available at www.cpuc.ca.gov/619areacode.
Residents and businesses with telephone numbers within the 415 area code will retain their current telephone number(s) and area code.
Since then, it seems that every human being in the state older than 18 months has bought a cell phone, which has filled our area code even faster.
As happened in the 317 area code a few years back, phone numbers in the 219 area are becoming rare.
Finally, detective work by Eircom identified the root of the problem - a fault in the Danish phone network - which resulted in calls to Pakistan from Britain being routed to 092, an area code for part of Mayo, instead of 0092.
The biggest change to phone numbers in the UK, which was staggered, throughout the year has seen the area code for Coventry change from 01203 to 02476.
Whenever you dial an area code and the first three digits of the number being called, the fax checks the rate list and then picks the carrier with the lowest price depending on the day of the week, time of day, or calling area.
Miami's urban sprawl blends almost seamlessly north into Fort Lauderdale (Broward County, area code 954) and West Palm Beach/Boca Raton (Palm Beach County, area code 561), an hour's drive north.
Insight Software Solutions, Inc., Bountiful, Utah, has introduced getzips.com and Zip Express 2000 v1.3 a powerful zip code, area code lookup and hot key utility.
On local calls, the new eight-digit numbers will not work until April 22 2000, unless used with the new national area code.
I'm one of those people who is kinda up on things, so I knew the Denver region was getting a new area code, 720, that would overlay the existing 303 area code and help accommodate all the new requirements for phone numbers.
Those experiments would have to be analyzed carefully, he notes, because an embryo may show only a speckled pattern of cells expressing a particular receptor, much as only a small number of people in a specific area code would have the same last four digits in their phone number.
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