As recently reported in the Post-Standard and elsewhere, area code 315 is the next New York code projected to run out of phone numbers… perhaps as early as 2010. The big question: Should we have an new “overlay” area code mingled with the old 315 (which would require 10-digit local calling), or should we have a regional breakup similar to what happened to 716?
Although 10-digit calling might not be much of a pain for cell phone users who are used to one-touch dialing anyway, a regional breakup might be a lot more feasible. 315 covers a huge area, and it would make sense to give the North Country and/or the Utica-Rome area its own area code. (But it would suck for folks in those areas, who’d have to change their phone numbers and business materials.) What do you think? Should we armwrestle for it?