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Old 11-09-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I was just wondering if anyone has the new area code, or knows someone who has a number with the new area code, etc. ?
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Which method did they finally decide on? Doughnut, Geographic Split, or Overlay?
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Overlay is what they went with. The Eastern Panhandle is seeing the lions share of new 681 exchanges.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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EP is where they need the new exchanges; back in the day there were 3-5 exchanges just on the Shortline (Wetzel Co.), and they're probably not near full yet.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I think they should have went with a geographic split. It seemed more logical. Now your neighbor down the street could have a different area code and you have to dial the area code before calling your neighbor... It doesn't make any sense.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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It mucks up existing numbers, especially for businesses that have custom numbers, internet connections, etc, etc.. It's easier to overlay. Less painful, actually.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Geographic split isn't that fantastic either. The people across the field from my parents are in a different county (county line goes through their creek), and a different area code, so they're long distance, even though their horses occasionally make it into our yard.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I think they should have went with a geographic split. It seemed more logical. Now your neighbor down the street could have a different area code and you have to dial the area code before calling your neighbor... It doesn't make any sense.
That is how it was when we lived in Md. We had 410 and 443. To me I think they should of made the cell phones and faxes with their own exchange so than you would know if you were calling them or a landline. Than maybe I wouldn't of gotten so many wrong numbers on my cell phone. We actually had a 410 for home and my cell but my husband had a 443.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: VAB
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EP is where they need the new exchanges; back in the day there were 3-5 exchanges just on the Shortline (Wetzel Co.), and they're probably not near full yet.

I have family in Wetzel county
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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So if I am in Charleston I will be "safe" getting a new phone number?
We are moving in a few months from Putnam to Kanawha -- unless things have changed, figure my phone number will change. Was dreading getting the new area code - when someone around here asks for your number they always assume the area code is 304. Have been dreading the confusion of not only a new number but a new area code.

Makes more sense to have the new area code in a region, not scattered across the state.

OK, I just reread the postings - so they are NOT dividing it up geographically? BooHoo.
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