Area code change
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Jul 21, 2013
We are running out of phone numbers in the 315 area. Should they just start issueing a new area code and require everybody to dial 11 numbers or should they do a geographic split in which a certin area would be given a new code and the other area keeps 315?
Jack Apples

Hamilton, NY

#2 Jul 21, 2013
How about letting St. Lawrence or Essex Counties or one of the other less populated counties change their area code instead.
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Somerville, MA

#3 Jul 21, 2013
Jack Apples wrote:
How about letting St. Lawrence or Essex Counties or one of the other less populated counties change their area code instead.
i think that would only help short term, to me they would need to split utica rome from syracuse....
Mathmagician

United States

#4 Jul 21, 2013
Jack Apples wrote:
How about letting St. Lawrence or Essex Counties or one of the other less populated counties change their area code instead.
Because more numbers are used here and needed here. That means less numbers are used in those counties and less would be available to switch over.
unbelievable

East Hartford, CT

#5 Jul 21, 2013
10 years ago the city of Rochester had to change their area code. Ya think we can handle a change like that here?
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Somerville, MA

#6 Jul 21, 2013
unbelievable wrote:
10 years ago the city of Rochester had to change their area code. Ya think we can handle a change like that here?
well i know i can handle it, but im sure theres some dullards on this forum who won't be able to.......
ummm

Waterville, NY

#7 Jul 21, 2013
Syracuse would get a new one . That's the largest population.

Level 3

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8 Jul 21, 2013
Just disincorporate Utica. Nobody cares about that cesspool anyway.
Mathmagician

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2013
This has happened everywhere in the country for years and 315s have been kicking & screaming and whining about it almost as long. Get over it. How many numbers are actually dialed nowadays versus years ago? Most are saved in your phone. It's not a big deal. Ya want the technology? Then deal with it.
Missy

Utica, NY

#10 Jul 21, 2013
Mathmagician wrote:
This has happened everywhere in the country for years and 315s have been kicking & screaming and whining about it almost as long. Get over it. How many numbers are actually dialed nowadays versus years ago? Most are saved in your phone. It's not a big deal. Ya want the technology? Then deal with it.
Exactly
R Simmons

Rome, NY

#11 Jul 21, 2013
ummm wrote:
Syracuse would get a new one . That's the largest population.
Actually it's just the opposite. Syracuse...being the largest, would get to keep 315 and everyone else would get a new area code. I'd rather see them assign a new area code to all new numbers and leave the old ones as is. I'm sure most business customers would agree so they wouldn't have to change all their advertising, menus, business cards, etc.
chief

Ithaca, NY

#12 Jul 22, 2013
R Simmons wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it's just the opposite. Syracuse...being the largest, would get to keep 315 and everyone else would get a new area code. I'd rather see them assign a new area code to all new numbers and leave the old ones as is. I'm sure most business customers would agree so they wouldn't have to change all their advertising, menus, business cards, etc.
No way - I don't want one neighbor with one area code and another neighbor with a different one.
Okgo

Carthage, NY

#13 Jul 22, 2013
They should take the latitude from the southern part of lake ontario (everything east of the southerne border to the north) and change that/ LEAVE the 315 for syracuse/utica etc. Here are some questions:

1. Who makes the final decision and based on what?

2. When will a decision be made?

3. When will it go into effect?

4.Does our opinion matter?
Buck

Utica, NY

#14 Jul 22, 2013
chief wrote:
<quoted text>
No way - I don't want one neighbor with one area code and another neighbor with a different one.
deal with it

Level 3

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#15 Jul 23, 2013
chief wrote:
<quoted text>
No way - I don't want one neighbor with one area code and another neighbor with a different one.
Really, what difference does it make?

Level 7

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#16 Jul 23, 2013
I prefer giving all new numbers a new area code over splitting on a geographical basis because it would require less change -- advertising, re-programming speed-dial lists, etc..

In my mind, phone numbers are now 10-digit, not 7 anymore. One of the reasons I carry a cell phone is so I no longer have to remember phone numbers, my phone remembers them for me.

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