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What Happens When 1814400 People Have 1 Phone Line?

What happens when 1814400 phone lines are installed in the same area code? 1814400 is the maximum amount of combinations a phone number can be (i think). just curious what they do after that, id think they would just be screwed (or seperate the city into two area codes)

btw, for the area code thing, there can only be 720 different area codes and some are already and most are already used or reserved

i know, odd question but im bored and curious
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Old 07-14-2002, 07:52 PM Dan is offline  
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They split the area code.

Don't you watch the simpsons?
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They will start using 4 digit area codes or something...
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As soon as that happens, they're going to go to convert your phone number to ipv6 and give everyone hexadecimal phone numbers....



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That is random... I dont know. I Guess they can assign an area code to more than one place. Like if it is some town in nebraska where two people live in, and one has a phone, so there has to be an area code.
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all phone numbers in the future will be in binary. I bet you won't be getting any more phone calls if your friend has to dial a 120 digit number to reach you. :-)
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Area code gets split.
Happens here in the DC 'burbs all the time.
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They do like here where I live... two different area codes. Mine is 604, then some other part of Vancouver is something else.
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all phone numbers in the future will be in binary. I bet you won't be getting any more phone calls if your friend has to dial a 120 digit number to reach you. :-)
yeah, but then telemarketers would still be able to call you while your eating dinner.
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Or if it's Oregon they go to 10 digit dialing 'casue they're stupid and assign like 50k phone numbers to some po dunk town eith 20 people.

The maximum would be 10 million 7 digits = 999,999 combinations.
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well thats what i assumed, theyd split into 2 area codes but then as i stated, there can only be 720 different area codes including 800, 900, 888, 877 and other reserved ones.

i guess im just having fun with the nCr function on my calc
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eventually they'll put in country codes dependant on what part of the US you live in.
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The maximum would be 10 million 7 digits = 999,999 combinations.
Can't have any beginning with 0 or 1, not to mention the ones starting with 411, 911, etc. It's like IP addresses. A good chunk are reserved for something more important.
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uh oh, my calculations are all wrong then
i suck
somone calculate it the right way
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The real truth is that there wouldn't be so many area codes if the phone companies didn't give them out in the huge blocks that they do. THere are so many unused numbers within the "full" area codes that it is ridicoulous, but it is just easier to inconvience all their customers and give a new area code.
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