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New area code

You can help make the call on the number

November 8, 2013

A new area code is coming to the region, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants residents to help make the call on how it happens....

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Nov-09-13 8:38 AM

Every area code in Ohio is a geographic split. Why would anything else be considered? By definition an area code is a geographical area. There are many larger problems people need to put their energy toward instead of this,imao.

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Nov-08-13 8:47 PM

It really is a very normal thing, everyone and their kids have cell phones now. This is what happens in small towns as well as larger areas when you run out of numbers. Many people have had to use their area codes as part of dialing their numbers for years while using a cell. It's used in urban areas on land lines also, its just the way it is.

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Nov-08-13 3:46 PM

Overlay seems like a no-brainer here. Let's be honest, most of us who communicate daily with people outside of our area have to dial the 10-digit code anyway. Plus, think about how many more cell phones and fewer land lines there are in use now than in 1998 when the last split was put into place. Everyone stores phone numbers for their contacts digitally and "dials" by selecting the contact, not entering the numbers like we used to have to with land lines.

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Nov-08-13 2:28 PM

At first I thought "Let the new people get the different area code". But that is a short-term solution. How many people remember having the 614 areacode before we changed over to the 740 area code?

I think it should be a geographic split. Five, ten, fifteen years down the road it will be a jumbled mess of trying to figure out who has what area code.

Yes, it will cost some businesses to reprint their materials and quite frankly it will be a pain if this area would be assigned the new area code, but for the long haul, I think a geographic split would be much less confusing.

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Nov-08-13 1:57 PM

Maybe the extra digits would mess up the robo calls and telemarketers?

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Nov-08-13 12:41 PM

Just have the new numbers use the new area code. Why does it have to be geographic?

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Nov-08-13 10:57 AM

In a lot of areas you have to do the 10 digit dialing anyway, it's no big deal.

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Nov-08-13 9:28 AM

That's a no-brainer to me...everyone keep current area code and dial the extra digits. So you have to program a few extra digits on your cell big deal.

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