- ALJ Recommends "Overlay" Telephone Area Code Requiring 11-Digit Dialing, Despite Plentiful Numbers and Exchange Codes in Central New York's 315 Area;
- 315 Area Code Number Exhaust Pushed Back Another Year: No Need to Add New Area Code Now;
- PSC Halts 315 Area Code Changes For Now, But Denies PULP Petition for More Aggressive Telephone Number Conservation and Reclamation;
- PULP Provides Further Proof That Area Code Changes Are Not Needed Now in the 315 Area;
- Bill Would Require PSC to More Closely Scrutinize Telephone Area Code Changes;
- PULP Asks PSC to Reconsider Refusal to Investigate Alternative to New Area Code in 315;
- PSC Denies Request for Open Inquiry and Continues with 315 Area Code Changes;
- PSC Puts 315 Area Code Changes on Hold Pending Investigation;
- PULP Asks PSC to Investigate Need for New Telephone Area Codes in the 315 Region;
- PSC Considering "Area Code Relief" For 315 -- Where Did All The Numbers Go?
On March 16th, 2009, PULP filed a Supplement to its Brief with new information indicating that since that time, according to the December 2008, January 2009, and February 2009 NANPA monthly Code Assignment Reports, a total of zero new exchange codes were assigned in the 315 area code. In addition, during January 2009, one exchange code was returned. As a result, since the time PULP’s Brief was submitted, there has been a total of negative one exchange codes assigned in the 315 area code, and 98 exchange codes still remain available.
This new evidence confirms that the rapid rate of exchange code depletion prior to reform of the exchange code allocation methodology has ended, and the usage of the remaining exchange codes has slowed dramatically. At this time, we believe that there is no need to burden all telephone customers in the 315 area with a new overlay code, 10-digit (or 11-digit) dialing, and the attendant cost and inconvenience. Further, when NANPA updates its nationwide area code exhaust dates in April 2009, the exhaust date for the 315 area code may be pushed back for a fourth time since the PSC proceeding was initiated.
Accordingly, PULP reiterated its position that there is no need to implement any new area codes in the 315 area.