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October 22, 2019

Nevada and Area Codes: What Do You Know About Them?



Nevada, like any other state in the USA, is assigned particular area codes to each its area. For example, you can find such area code as 702 area code, along with some more area codes, such as 775, and some other. They look as if they were pretty random, don’t they? And the 702 area code is overlapping with 725 at all. Does it have any logic? Well, initially, it had. Do you want to know more about how it all was developed?



Some Interesting Facts That Explain Everything

You know how fast the population of our planet is growing. Now, imagine how dense was the USA population in 1940. Why is this example given? Well, it was in 1940 when area codes system was developed. The country was divided into areas, and each area was assigned a specific code. Some areas, such as the biggest cities, New York, for example, were assigned several area codes. Usually, the codes consisting of lower numbers were assigned to the most populated areas. And the codes with the highest numbers were, in turn, assigned to less populated areas. The main reason for it was mostly care of phone operators: phones were with rotary dials, and to dial high numbers constantly was time demanding and challenging.

Now, you see the logic behind the distribution of low and high numbers area codes. But what about the randomness?

Let us turn back to the population growth issue. Since 1940, when the system was introduced, the USA population grew immensely. The cities grew, as well, especially those megapolises like New York, for example. So, the area codes that were assigned in 1940 and practically applied in 1947, needed to be complimented many times. New areas were appearing, the number of people was growing, the existing 7-digit phone numbers in New York, for example, were not sufficient anymore. A solution was needed, and this solution was found: area codes.

And with the current of years, the already existing area codes were complemented with new ones. As a result, we see now the map of area codes as it looks now. But thanks to the internet, you can get access to the entire database of area codes. An area code can tell you so many things:

  • The area actually;
  • The carrier;
  • The connection type (landline or wireless);
  • In some cases, even the assignment date.

And to find out the needed area code, you need just to type in the city name and the area, and the resource will provide you with the needed area code.

All in all, one would admit that area codes were a needed measure if the government wanted to create a sufficient and rather high-quality service of phone communication. And in this case, the “randomness” or area codes is just a reminder of their long history and keeping on a tradition. Now, it does not look weird anymore, does it?
 


 
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