Petition sessions scheduled to implement new area code
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has scheduled consumer sessions to hear public comment regarding a petition on behalf of the Nevada telecommunications industry, to implement a new area code in the existing 702 exchange.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
Spirit Mountain Community Center
1975 Arie Avenue in Laughlin, NV 89029
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Hearing Room A
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250 in Las Vegas, NV 89148
Public comment will be limited to the contents of the application. Representatives from NeuStar and various telecommunications providers will be present to provide an overview of the petition and to answer questions.
According to NeuStar, the organization that administers area code use, available numbers in the 702 area code serving Southern Nevada, will be exhausted during the third quarter of 2014.
NeuStar recommends a new area code that would be superimposed on the same geographic area as the existing 702 area code.
Existing customers would retain their current telephone numbers. As proposed, starting in June 2014 new telephone numbers in the existing 702 area code would be assigned the new area code.
Individuals with questions regarding the consumer sessions can contact the PUCN at (775) 684-6101.