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November 15, 2012
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Southern Nevada outgrows 702 - new area code approved

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved a second area code in the same geographic region as the existing 702 exchange in Southern Nevada. The additional area code is 725.

The second area code is needed to meet increasing consumer demand. NeuStar, the organization that administers area code use, petitioned the PUCN on behalf of the Nevada telecommunications industry to implement an overlay of a second area code in the existing 702 exchange. According to NeuStar, available numbers in the 702 area code will be exhausted during the third quarter of 2014. NeuStar announced the 725 area code after …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 15, 2012 07:26PM Published Nov 15, 2012 05:53PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.