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South Bay area code overlay starts in October

Original post made on Sep 10, 2012

Starting in mid-October, anyone calling the South Bay from a phone with a 408 area code will be required to do something that may feel redundant: dial 1 plus 408 before punching in the remaining seven-digit phone number.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 10, 2012, 1:08 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

"The 408 area code comprises the cities of San Jose, ... and a portion of Palo Alto, along with other smaller municipalities, according to the CPUC." How did Palo Alto get into area code 408?


Posted by Ed, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The Palo Alto city limit extends far south into the mountains along Skyline Boulevard: Web Link

The southernmost portion is in the 408 area code: Web Link


Posted by Ted, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

Ah, thanks Ed! I was wondering the same thing about how PA being in the 408. Makes sense now.


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