Change in 408 area code begins Saturday
Original post made on Oct 20, 2012
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on Oct 20, 2012 at 9:15 am
I still don't understand the need for this. If your number is "tied" to your area code, then it shouldn't make a difference whether or not you include an area code.
However, it seems that many people might inadvertently dial a "long distance" number that they don't know is long distance (because it is nearby and under the same area code).
The phone companies will be happy about this extra source of "inadvertent" income.
on Oct 21, 2012 at 9:06 am
prep for a new area code, 669, in November, iirc
same thing happened here a few decades ago, when 650 split off from 415
any one who doesn't use full area codes when they enter numbers in their cell is foolish, it won't function from another area code when u travel
or maybe its a vast liberal conspiracy
on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:06 am
The difference this time is that the new 669 area code is an overlay in the 408 area code. Whereas before the 650 code breakout was a discrete geographical split.