What planet are you from? This has nothing to do with the government, It was a telephone company decision because of the population growth, and future growth, of the state. More people are moving here and one area code would soon be overwhelmed.another farce forced change by the govt.
I too had to change business cards, letterheads that sort of thing, but it only cost me a little ink, paper and printer time to change my paperwork. How much would it cost for all the national and international businesses located in Albu. to change theirs? Since the majority of state and federal government offices are located in the two cities different, how much would it have cost the taxpayers? I doubt we have more than 3 or 4 people in state government that know how to use a printer so the printing would have to be contracted out. And, judging by the voter card fiasco, it would take months and several different versions printed up before everything was right again.
The change was inevitable and the phone companies did it right. Quit waaaaing and live with it.