Move over 702: New area code coming to Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new area code will be coming to the Las Vegas region.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved the 725 area code on Thursday, after they said earlier this year that 702 numbers are running out.
Starting in June 2014, new telephone numbers in the existing 702 area code will be assigned the 725 area code.
Existing customers will keep their 702 area code.
When the switch happens, calls between and within the existing and new area codes will require 10-digit dialing.
During the transition period from August 2013 to May 2014, customers will be able to dial seven digits for all local calls. After that, 10-digit dialing will become mandatory.