760 area code change begins Saturday

Residents in the North County will have to start dialing a 1 and the area code when placing calls, starting Saturday, according to state utility officials.

The 11-digit dialing procedure will be mandatory for all residential and business customers within the 760 area code, according to the California Public Utilities Commission.

The change follows a decision by the CPUC last year to create a so- called “overlay” that added a 442 area code to areas now served by the 760 area code in order to provide additional telephone numbers to meet demand.

The CPUC wanted to split the 760 area code, but businesses and residents in some areas preferred having both the 760 and 442 area codes instead of being forced to change their old phone numbers.

The 760/442 area codes cover nearly one-third of California, according to the CPUC, from the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of Inyo and Mono counties through Death Valley National Park and the Mojave Desert to the Nevada and Arizona state lines, parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial counties and northern San Diego County.

Beginning Nov. 21, the 442 area code will be assigned to those who request a new telephone number or additional line in those areas, according to the CPUC.

However, starting Saturday, if residents do not dial a 1 plus the area code, their call will not be completed and a recording will instruct them to hang up and dial again, according to the CPUC.

A new area code was needed in the North County because population growth and the proliferation of wireless phones has nearly exhausted numbers in the 760 area code.

Related posts:

  1. Dialing 1 for 760 area code to be required
  2. Fire code consolidation targets unincorporated areas
  3. Philanthropy Spotlight: Foundation for a Change
  4. Positive steps in fire protection
  5. Massive TV channel change set

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=1715

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • ‘KISS Army’ storms La Jolla for Paul Stanley book signing
    Some traveled from as far away as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Germany for a chance to meet the Kiss frontman. […]
  • New members welcome at Rotary Club of La Jolla
    The Rotary Club of La Jolla is a member of Rotary International, which among other important projects, has joined forces with the World Health Organization to focus on the eradication of Polio worldwide. […]
  • Go gaga over spring foods
    Spring is when Mother Nature throws a coming out party for her animals, minerals and vegetables. The supermarket produce aisles are brimming with a bounty of delicate shoots, beans, peas and fresh herbs, while the meat department is filled with young, tender cuts of carnivorous offerings. Inquisitive column folk want to know spring’s best contributions. Here […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS