Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The 411 on the 615: Middle Tennessee's New Area Code

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Oh boy. What'll happen when Nashville picks up a new three-digit area code? If we're not just the 615 (as we have been since 1954), then what are we? Running out of options, is what. "The 615 area code was flagged for exhaustion by the North American Numbering Plan Administration, which works under the Federal Communications Commission," says this story from the Tennessean. That means it's nearing the 8 million numbers associated with it, and now we have to come up with another one.

Anyone care to wager a bet on what it'll be? 901 is for losers, obviously, and this is to say nothing of the existential complications of not having the same area code as the natives, or of course, of losing your seven-digit dialing privileges, since the change means everyone dials 10 digits from now on.

Given the rise in ADHD, I think we just lost a few points on our TCAPs.

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