Move over 702 and make room for 725.
Clark County isn’t going to have just one area code anymore. Although Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson were top contenders for fastest growing cities, the recession slowed things down quite a bit. But despite the slow growth in recent years, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved a second area code for Clark County in an attempt to ensure a vast supply of telephone numbers for Southern Nevada residents.
The new area code went into effect on August 3, 2013 allowing residents “permissive dialing” until using the 10 digit number is mandatory. Calls are still being completed even if you don’t dial the area code + number but that will change on May 3, 2014 when calls will no longer be completed without using the 10 digit number. So residents will need to get used to dialing the extra numbers now. One of the things that Las Vegans do well is adapt to change so this shouldn’t be a big deal for most, however, it will be somewhat of a headache for some, especially businesses, to transition to the new number. Think of all the wasted paper advertisements and stationary!
For more information about the new area code for Clark County, Nevada, visit the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s website at www.puc.nv.gov.
Here’s a little fun fact: This Las Vegas singing trio formed in the 90’s and named their group 702.