Do Area Codes Matter?

Good question… I don’t think so either. Phone plans are no longer offered (unless you really have a tough time affording service) with limits other than minutes. Everyone pushes time on rather than where you are calling – outside of international which is still premium. Though Skype is certainly working to reduce that pain as well.

Do area codes really matter any more? These days, I’ve gotten used to plenty of people I know having mobile phone numbers from some distant place where they used to live, rather than where they live now. With so many plans no longer having any real marginal costs for long distance calls, it hasn’t much mattered, other than as a status symbol. The same is starting to come true in the VoIP world, as well, as people are even purposely ordering VoIP phone numbers from locations that don’t represent where they live. [Techdirt]

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