what state is area code 010 for?

MustangSVT

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010? does it make sense?

I think the dumb agent got the wrong number or something.. she is so useless :p
 

Carbo

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Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.
Intellectually, I believe that also holds true. But I could be wrong.

 

Colt45

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011 is overseas

so if calling overseas,

011 - <country code> - <area code> - <number>

 

NakaNaka

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01 something isn't gonna start a U.S. area code. She probably meant 011, which as Colt mentioned, is to dial overseas.
 

ts3433

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Wouldn't be a vaild area code, but dialing 1-(010) would be a prefix for one of those 1010 numbers.

I'd also think she meant 011, though.
 

Cristatus

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I think it would be helpful if you could give us at least the first five digits of the number.
 

kranky

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Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

My guess is it was one of the first places to implement an area code being the telcom hub of the US.

also with the largest poplutation and probably a heck of a lot of traffic before the age of digital PBXs mechanical rotors were used to route the call (pulse dialing), hence if NYC was having a lot of voice traffic it was mechanically more efficient to only have the rotors pulse..

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ps - for fun...
you call is routed/picked with each digit, so by the time you press the last 4 digits your call is probably already connected to the last exchange(switch) that serves the call. Do a google search on "pbx OR cbx call routing" for more info.
 

Cristatus

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

I believe it was because 201 was probably the most called are, and the easiest to implement on the oldschool switches.
 

kranky

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

My guess is it was one of the first places to implement an area code being the telcom hub of the US.

also with the largest poplutation and probably a heck of a lot of traffic before the age of digital PBXs mechanical rotors were used to route the call (pulse dialing), hence if NYC was having a lot of voice traffic it was mechanically more efficient to only have the rotors pulse..

0-1-2
0
0-1

You nailed it, spidey. At that time there was only rotary dialing, and since more long distance calls went to NYC than anywhere else, it was assigned 201 which was the quickest /most efficient to dial. No area code could start with 0 or 1.
 

minendo

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

Isn't 201 a New Jersey area code?
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

My guess is it was one of the first places to implement an area code being the telcom hub of the US.

also with the largest poplutation and probably a heck of a lot of traffic before the age of digital PBXs mechanical rotors were used to route the call (pulse dialing), hence if NYC was having a lot of voice traffic it was mechanically more efficient to only have the rotors pulse..

0-1-2
0
0-1

You nailed it, spidey. At that time there was only rotary dialing, and since more long distance calls went to NYC than anywhere else, it was assigned 201 which was the quickest /most efficient to dial. No area code could start with 0 or 1.

sweet.

I knew I was good for something.
;)


 

minendo

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Originally posted by: aves2k
Originally posted by: minendo
Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

Isn't 201 a New Jersey area code?

Yep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_201

Of course I already knew this since I grew up with a 201 area code. :p
 

spidey07

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Also for the young'uns..

area codes were required for the second digit to be a zero or 1.

Major upgrades across the nation were required to every single CBX/PBX to accomodate the change in the mid 90s. The change removed this requirement because they were out of area codes thanks to this thing call the cell phone.
 

Cristatus

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: loki8481
numerically, I believe 201 (my area code :D) is the lowest.

Actually, there's a reason why NYC was given the lowest area code (201). Do you know what it is?

My guess is it was one of the first places to implement an area code being the telcom hub of the US.

also with the largest poplutation and probably a heck of a lot of traffic before the age of digital PBXs mechanical rotors were used to route the call (pulse dialing), hence if NYC was having a lot of voice traffic it was mechanically more efficient to only have the rotors pulse..

0-1-2
0
0-1

You nailed it, spidey. At that time there was only rotary dialing, and since more long distance calls went to NYC than anywhere else, it was assigned 201 which was the quickest /most efficient to dial. No area code could start with 0 or 1.

Damn, I didn't understand what spidey said, so I looked it up myself on Wikipedia, and found the following:
n order to facilitate direct dialing calls, the NANP was created and instituted by AT&T, then the U.S. telephone monopoly, in 1947. However, the first customer-dialed calls using area codes did not occur until late 1951. Originally there were 86 codes, with the biggest population areas getting the numbers that took the shortest time to dial on rotary phones. That is why New York City was given 212 (a total of 5 clicks, 2+1+2), Los Angeles given 213, and Chicago 312, while Vermont received 802 (a total of 20 clicks, 8+10+2). Four areas received the then-maximum number of 21 clicks: South Dakota (605), North Carolina (704), South Carolina (803), and the Canadian Maritimes (902). Additionally, in the original plan a middle digit of zero indicated the number was for an entire state or province, while a middle digit of one indicated that it was for a smaller region.

Basically, what this means is that, 201 would take the least time, because on a rotary phone, that wouldn't take very long to dial.

You may also want to read this
 

spidey07

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Look and read up on how the original rotor systems worked. It was an automated way of connecting a call. previously you had humans "plugging in" the call, they were called operators "how can I connect your call?"

The engineering and sheer marvel of the rotor/pulse based systems were simply amazing. There were actaully mechanical dials that "pulsed" through 10 positions to connect the appropriate copper wires. really amazing.

This thing we call The Internet started with this.