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Alan J. Raul

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Area Code 820
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:49:01 AM »
We have all heard of 805 beer.

Have you heard about 820 beer? It could be coming.

What is coming in June of 2018 is a new phone area code called 820.

I'm sure some people would have liked the new phone area code to be called 420. <grin>

Anyone with an 805 area code now will keep it.

Anyone getting a new phone number in June of 2018 and beyond with get it with the area code 820.

The 805 area code was born in 1957 after splitting from the 213 area code and covering the coastal and inland area north of Los Angeles. The 805 area code was reduced to its current configuration along the coast when the 661 area code was split off it in 1999.

The new area code will be part of what's known as an area code overlay, which adds a second area code to a geographic region allowing for multiple area codes to co-exist within the same geographic region.

Customers must dial the three-digit area code for all calls to and from telephone numbers with the 805 and new 820 area codes.

Here are some tips to help prepare for the area code overlay:
• Contact security or alarm vendors to update dial-up numbers to avoid a break in security routines and contacts.
• Reprogram equipment or features i.e., automatic dial, speed-dial, call forwarding, modems for computer or Internet dial-up access etc., programmed to dial seven digits to dial "1+ area code + telephone number.
• Update items like stationery, checks, etc., to include your area code + telephone number.
• Start thinking of dialing 1 + the area code + telephone number for all calls.
• Advise families, friends etc., to dial 1 + the area code + telephone number for all calls.
• Provide your area code + telephone number, not just the telephone number, as needed.
• When asking for someone else’s number, remember to ask for the area code too.
• Remember that the previous area code and the new area code will co-exist within the same geographic region.