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(HelenaIR.com)   Montanans: you'll take away our single area code when you pry it from our cold, dead hands   (helenair.com) divider line 147
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2013-06-12 08:06:25 PM  
Wow, sometimes I forget how empty the flyover states really are. Connecticut has three area codes. I think Massachusetts has four. So Rhode Island is Montana without all the wasted space.
 
2013-06-12 08:14:13 PM  
You'll get over it

/i would like to have seen montana
//*ack*
 
2013-06-12 08:35:39 PM  

EvilEgg: Wow, sometimes I forget how empty the flyover states really are. Connecticut has three area codes. I think Massachusetts has four. So Rhode Island is Montana without all the wasted space.


Massachusetts has 9, actually; Boston, Around Boston, Northern half of eastern & central Mass., southern half of eastern & central Mass (Cape & Islands included) and Western Mass are the main ones, with overlays over the four eastern area codes, which are mostly used for cell phones.
 
2013-06-12 08:52:35 PM  
Man the fark up, nancyboys
 
2013-06-12 08:52:39 PM  
Maine whistles innocently in the corner.
 
2013-06-12 08:54:07 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

MAN: You're probably one of those women who doesn't like to give out her number.
ELAINE: No, I'm not. Here you go.
MAN: 646?
ELAINE: It's a new area code.
MAN: What area? New Jersey?
ELAINE: No, no. It's right here in the city. It's the same as 212. They just multiplied it by 3, and then they added one to the middle number. It's the same.
MAN: Do I have to dial a one first?
Elaine nods and the man crumples up her number.
MAN: I'm really kinda seein' somebody.
ELAINE: Yeah? Well, so am I!
 
2013-06-12 08:57:54 PM  
Even saskatchewan is getting a second area code... all the same stretching them out is a good idea
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-12 09:00:00 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

An area code civil war will erupt and dogs and cats will start living together all of a sudden.

//first world problem.
 
2013-06-12 09:01:24 PM  
They have phones in Montana?
 
2013-06-12 09:01:52 PM  
Still got 605 statewide here in South Dakota
 
2013-06-12 09:05:04 PM  
808 represent!
 
2013-06-12 09:05:31 PM  
Greetings from the 302
 
2013-06-12 09:06:03 PM  
  Direct line in the bunker....
 
2013-06-12 09:06:36 PM  
I hope this doesn't affect the dental floss farm.
 
2013-06-12 09:07:06 PM  

d23: An area code civil war will erupt and dogs and cats will start living together all of a sudden.


At least they get daily Who concerts out of the deal.
 
2013-06-12 09:07:08 PM  
Didn't most states go to 1000-number blocks a long time ago?
 
2013-06-12 09:07:12 PM  
Read headline, checked NANPA PLs for 2013 going back to 2011, found nothing. Big Deal!!

/Still dialing 7d in 207
//Remembers dialing 4d in grade school in the 80s
/// Has friend who grew up in Bryant Pond
 
2013-06-12 09:07:52 PM  
Same thing happened in New Mexico. People were down in the 505. What kind I say? Plus they didn't want to have to starting thinking about having to dial three more numbers when dialling in-state numbers.
 
2013-06-12 09:08:32 PM  
Heh, two of the canadian provinces SHARE an area code. PEI and Nova Scotia are both on 902. I live in New Brunswick, ours is 506.
 
2013-06-12 09:08:32 PM  
I keep forgetting how backwards our telephone number assignment system actually is.  Parts of the old Bell System network routing behavior still crops up in it from time to time.

Seriously, the entire infrastructure has been swapped out.  We don't need 1a processor trunk group routing table limitations to drive assignment behavior anymore.  That code was replaced in the late 90s.

Set up an XML interface and assign those damn things one at a time to customers as needed.  Everyone has to be compliant with number portability anyway, so every call is translated.  Both wireless and VoIP carriers have to be compliant with LNP as well.
 
2013-06-12 09:09:15 PM  
" of the 6.3 million numbers assigned with the 406 area code in 10,000-block units, only 1.8 million are actually in use."

Well, that was farking stupid.
 
2013-06-12 09:09:16 PM  
That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before.

Tool. It's a damn phone number.
 
2013-06-12 09:10:37 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."
=================================================

No one on planet Earth has a sense of pride related to a farking AREA CODE, numbnuts.

/Ok, maybe 1 or 2 people. But that's it.
 
2013-06-12 09:10:37 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

Nobody gives a fark, except the other (does a quick google search) 1 million people who live in your state. Hell, my metropolitan area has three area codes, and it's not even the top 20 population-wise.
 
2013-06-12 09:12:05 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

You have a very weak sense of identity.
 
2013-06-12 09:12:24 PM  
I understand that womenfolk have the vote now, too.
 
2013-06-12 09:14:44 PM  
A similar predicament faces San Francisco. Those who might be forced to switch are absolutely livid at the thought of losing the 415 cache
 
2013-06-12 09:14:56 PM  

MadHatter500: I keep forgetting how backwards our telephone number assignment system actually is.  Parts of the old Bell System network routing behavior still crops up in it from time to time.

Seriously, the entire infrastructure has been swapped out.  We don't need 1a processor trunk group routing table limitations to drive assignment behavior anymore.  That code was replaced in the late 90s.

Set up an XML interface and assign those damn things one at a time to customers as needed.  Everyone has to be compliant with number portability anyway, so every call is translated.  Both wireless and VoIP carriers have to be compliant with LNP as well.


Spoken like a real phone geek

/2 yrs at Pac Bell
//5 yrs at Ma Bell
///Owns a buttset! 3 slashies!
 
2013-06-12 09:16:54 PM  

buckler: "That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

You have a very weak sense of identity.


I thought the story in MT was that Montana people are tough and resourceful (unlike all the wussies in coastal states like Iowa and Detroit) but it turns out that they cry like a little girl if they have to change their area code.

Good grief
 
2013-06-12 09:18:21 PM  
I used to live and work on a small island in Lake Erie and the whole island was o the 285 exchange for years.  Every number was (area code) 285 something.  You could just pick up a phone and dial anybody on the island by dialing their last for numbers.  They got really arsed up about that going away.
 
2013-06-12 09:18:34 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

That's about the lamest sense of pride I've heard of.
"The number issued to me is my identity.  It is important."

I thought we were all again' it.
 
2013-06-12 09:19:59 PM  
Overlay FTW

//330 or 234, take your pick
 
2013-06-12 09:20:02 PM  

EvilEgg: Wow, sometimes I forget how empty the flyover states really are. Connecticut has three area codes. I think Massachusetts has four. So Rhode Island is Montana without all the wasted space.


www.wildnatureimages.com

What a waste.
 
2013-06-12 09:20:25 PM  
I live in Montana and have for most of my life.  It's sort of strange, but 406 is our area code.  Always has been.  I almost feel narcissistic to say that I'd hate to see our state, the 4th largest state in America, run out of 406 numbers.  It's strange to think it might change.  Whatever.  We'll survive...
 
2013-06-12 09:22:49 PM  

Nowhereman: Still got 605 statewide here in South Dakota


6 oh 5!  Holla!
 
2013-06-12 09:22:50 PM  

jake3988: "That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."
=================================================

No one on planet Earth has a sense of pride related to a farking AREA CODE, numbnuts.

/Ok, maybe 1 or 2 people. But that's it.
www.rankmytattoos.com
photopost.brownpride.com

/hotlinked
//I laughed my ass of when OC (714) split area codes, and now all the peckerwood douche bags in Huntington Beach with 714 tattoos don't even live in that area code.

 
2013-06-12 09:23:28 PM  
IÉm certain I've heard "315er" or some area code used as a slur.
So,yes, apparently a few people do take pride in their area code.
 
2013-06-12 09:24:31 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: " of the 6.3 million numbers assigned with the 406 area code in 10,000-block units, only 1.8 million are actually in use."

Well, that was farking stupid.


Of course, but at least it explains while they can hang on to one area code until 2828... ;^)
 
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2013-06-12 09:25:11 PM  

jake3988: "That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."
=================================================

No one on planet Earth has a sense of pride related to a farking AREA CODE, numbnuts.

/Ok, maybe 1 or 2 people. But that's it.


Uhhhh nope.

In my personal experience, people have a GREAT deal of pride in 313. Because it means you're from Detroit proper (or most of Wayne county, but these are idiots we're talking about)

Also have seen very prideful people about 619. Hell, it's ray mysterios signature move for farks sake.

And I recall reading an article linked from fark a year or so ago about people selling their 212 numbers for INSANE amounts of money, because it means you're a real New Yorker or some shiat. As sorta seen in the Seinfeld screenshot above.

// has held on to my 619 number for 5+ years since moving back to Detroit from San Diego.
// only cuz it's easy to remember (the rest) plus its a conversation starter sometimes when people know where 619 is, and we're on the other side of the country.
 
2013-06-12 09:25:55 PM  
I saw a car with a lettered window sticker that said "216 REPRESENT!"  I cannot for the life of me sort out what we're supposed to represent other than cheap housing and a nice park and library system.  Is there some sort of contest going on that I did't notice?
 
2013-06-12 09:27:27 PM  
"That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."

We need to get these people a board game.
 
2013-06-12 09:29:18 PM  

EvilEgg: Wow, sometimes I forget how empty the flyover states really are. Connecticut has three area codes. I think Massachusetts has four. So Rhode Island is Montana without all the wasted space.


You sound quite humble. That "wasted space" is nature- Earth. It's pretty important and awesome.
I'm glad there are people out there that can live in places like NYC and Hong Kong, but there are also a lot of people that can't stand it.
 
2013-06-12 09:29:35 PM  

bunner: I saw a car with a lettered window sticker that said "216 REPRESENT!"  I cannot for the life of me sort out what we're supposed to represent other than cheap housing and a nice park and library system.  Is there some sort of contest going on that I did't notice?


I blame it on Ruben Studdard.
 
2013-06-12 09:31:10 PM  

jake3988: "That (406 area code) is a sense of pride," Gallagher said. "That means, 'I'm a Montanan.' Once you go to two area codes, you don't have that sense of identity that you had before."
=================================================

No one on planet Earth has a sense of pride related to a farking AREA CODE, numbnuts.

/Ok, maybe 1 or 2 people. But that's it.


Apparently you never listen to the rap music or the hippity hop.  I live in South Florida and being 305 is certainly a sense of pride to some folks around here.



i.imgur.com
This guy for example
 
2013-06-12 09:33:17 PM  
I like being out in the weeds but for about a week.  I was raised on concrete and rows of neighborhood shops and apartments and rail and crowded avenues and streetlights.  I'd last about 3 days in Montana before I started barking at stray moose.
 
2013-06-12 09:33:25 PM  

wellreadneck: So,yes, apparently a few people do take pride in their area code.


People who live in middle-digit > 1 area codes suck.

Oh crap, I'm dating a 2!
 
2013-06-12 09:33:39 PM  
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are busy elbowing each other, snickering and shaking their heads.
 
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2013-06-12 09:34:07 PM  
CSB: damn near instantly after submitting my post, i got a call from another 619 number, which happens to me very rarely. Usually headhunters with really outdated resumes...

// let's see if they leave a message...
 
2013-06-12 09:34:18 PM  
My cousin (in his early 20s) says that my 604 area code is the "old person's area code".  778 means you're young and cool.  604 is, like, are you, like, using ur DAD'S phone lol?

I think there's a new area code coming into this province soon.  That would bring BC to four.
 
2013-06-12 09:35:06 PM  
When we in the Keys ran out of numbers about eight, 10 years ago, the phone companies tried to institute 10-digit dialing, all long distance. Not sure how we got out of that. Probably because people like me cancelled our land lines long ago.
 
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