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The Growing Need for New Area Codes

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The Growing Need for New Area Codes
January 05, 2020 04:44PM

When the phone formats we commonly use today first came into service in the 1940s and the 1950s, blocks of phone numbers were allocated to a phone carrier in 10,000 phone numbers (ie. an entire 6 digit prefix). Frequently, the 10,000 numbers would be enough for a small town with larger towns being allocated multiple prefixes. Further, local phone carriers frequently had a monopoly on local phone service which prevented large portions of an allocated block from being unutilized.

In the 1990s, cell phones became much more popular which created an explosion of demand for new phone numbers. Cell phones also reduced the monopoly of local phone providers which reduced utilization of allocated prefixes. Instead of a single primary phone carrier, cities had two or more carriers - each needing their own prefix. In addition, the rise in popularity in the internet (dial up and DSL) and voice over IP (VOIP), local interenet service providers and cable companies started to request prefixes. Many of these prefixes included few, if any, subscribers.

Re: The Growing Need for New Area Codes
January 06, 2020 03:32PM


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Re: The Growing Need for New Area Codes
January 10, 2020 05:27AM

Day by day new streets is coming up which will be a great inconvenience to know the new places. types of photo retouching You are not able to recognize new places because still the code is not provided yet. So new area codes should be provided.

Re: The Growing Need for New Area Codes
January 14, 2020 04:48AM

When did the area codes become required? It might be easy to guess that they are area codes, but determining which regions they represent is a tougher task. top builders kerala All three were created five years ago to serve northern New Jersey, but few people have them.

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