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Old 12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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I disagree. 505 was split since it covered the entire state of New Mexico, and thus it made more sense to spit rather than overlay over the entire state due to New Mexico's large geographic size. I don't expect 505 will be the last to split; most of the area codes that are nearing exhaustion in recent years are in major urban areas where splits would create area codes that are too small in geographic area, which is why all new area codes created ever since have been overlays. By the time 520 and 928 near exhaustion, I expect they will be geographically split, especially 928. 520 may possibly get an overlay, but I still expect that it will be split with the Tucson and possibly Nogales areas keeping 520 and the rest of the area being assigned a new code.
New Mexico had never experienced an area code split unlike other states, it is a very large state geographically with slow growth.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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I have actually heard some stories about the area codes here in the Valley that 480 is considered the most desirable of the three due to it being Scottsdale's area code. Here is an article about it here:
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/art...20157e372.html
Ouch! I lived in Scottsdale and my cell has a "480" code; when I moved to Bullhead I had a 2nd cell with a "928" code, pitched it and kept my 480 code. I think I made a real bad choice.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Both 602 and 480 are nearing capacity from what I understand. And since splits are becoming rather uncommon lately, I believe that overlays are bound to happen here sooner or later. Many other large metro areas have adopted them when one or more area codes cannot handle any additional exchanges. Splits are more sensible when a large geographical area needs more phone exchanges to keep up with the growth ... but overlays are really the way to go when dealing with the capacity in a smaller geographical area that has a large population.
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