There is no area code more coveted than the 212 New York City area code. 212 denotes length of stay in the Big Apple, status and prestige. These coveted area code DIDs are available for a limited time at V1 VoIP.
It’s no secret that 212 phone numbers are highly limited. New Yorkers have also been running low on 917 numbers and even the more recent 646 ones are drying out from cell phones. Basic math says there are roughly 7.9 million phone numbers available per area code. While it took 45 years to assign all of the 212 numbers, it will take half of that time to exhaust the inventory of 646 numbers.
A History of New York City Area Codes
When area codes were first created, 212 covered the Manhattan as a city. As the usage of telephones become more popular, new area codes were introduced for separate areas of New York. 718 was for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, and eventually the Bronx. By the time 1992 rolled around, 212 was exclusive to Manhattan. As time went on and the inventory of these coveted area codes were being depleted, regulators introduced the 646 area code. When this happened, you could tell the old New Yorkers from the new by their telephone number.
While 212 phone numbers are often a converstaional topic when their number is given out, they also serve a purpose. Reports say that a phone call is more likely to be answered when a 212 number comes up on caller ID.
By contacting V1 VoIP to get your 212 area code phone number, you can create a virtual presence in New York City. Get your 212 phone number today!