Sounds like the 305 is getting yet another area code. The Florida Public Service Commission revealed earlier in December that it was planning a workshop to come up with the new number for December 21. The new code is yet to be revealed.
The 305 code was first established in 1947 and back then it had enough numbers for the whole of Florida. However, with the quick advancement in telecommunications and the growth in population the area would soon need a new number.
In 1998 the 305 were exhausted that’s when the 786 area code (which spells SUN on the old phone keypad) was introduced. But while it took 51 years for the 305 to run out it sounds like the 786 will run out in half the time as the Commission expects the 786 codes to be fully used up by the first quarter of 2024. That’s just 26 years!
Earlier in December regulators also approved moving forward with a second area code for Palm Beach County because the 561 codes were running dry.It seems like the area’s number of phones just keeps growing and it’s growing fast!
So, do you think the new area code will stick as a nickname like “The 305”? Or will it just be another 786?