nym writes: Charlottesville and the surrounding area, including most counties due south of Albemarle County all the way down to the North Carolina border, is getting a new Area Code, 434, on June 1st. The Washington Post has a small story on it and there is further information available from the Virginia SCC including this map which nicely outlines the affected area. There will be a permissive dialing period until January 15th, 2002 (either area code will work.) After January 15th, 2002 dialing the new area code will be mandatory (you’ll get a recording if you try to dial using 804.)
434 just isn’t a manly area code. How embarassing.
3 thoughts on “New Area Code for the Charlottesville Area”
at least it’s a palindrome… new area codes that aren’t palindromes and don’t have a 0 or a 1 in the middle are just adding insult to injury.
We’re like 212 + 222. Yeah. Cool.
Linda Richman, of “Coffee Tawk” fame, would enjoy saying our new area code aloud.
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