Orange County, CA - What's your area code?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ktang, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. ktang macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2010
    For those that recently signed up with AT&T or since the launch of the iPhone 4, what area code did you guys get, 714 or 657? As for me, I got the 657, and I keep on getting questioned where I'm located. What about you guys? Which one do you prefer?
  2. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    yea thats an odd area code....ive still got 323...but live in the 626 now .
  3. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
    657 is an overlay for the 714, it does not re-divide up geographical territory. 949 is still South County.
  4. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Area Code overlays are becoming increasingly common, especially in areas such as Southern California where the available numbers for any particular area code are being used at an increasing rate. It's just a matter of time before we will all be dialing 10 digit numbers for regular calls. The CPUC has already proposed such a plan, but it got shot down. But my guess is that it will eventually have to happen.
  5. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    949 Irvine area here, 657 is definitely new to me.
  6. bigtallguy macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    I'm in Torrance (310) about 30 minutes south of LA (without traffic :rolleyes:) and we have to dial 10 digit numbers every time to dial out, this goes for cell phones and also land line phones.
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern Cal
    I agree does it really matter what code u get
  8. TwoSocEmBoppers, Dec 14, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010

    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    All about the 714 here in YL. Though I've had my number for a while. I'd petition to change to the 714 if I were you.
  9. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006

    what do you mean? you don't have to dial 10 digits where you live?
  10. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Its less of a hassle, if say, most of your friends/family members/businesses are of the same area code. You wouldn't have to dial all 10 digits.
  11. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    Oh, I understand now. but you'd have to program your phone to do that anyway. Plus, how often do ppl actually dial (or even remember) numbers anymore?
    Not to mention that there are at least 2-3 area codes widely used per city now anyway...
    I'm actually using a miami area code in Los Angeles. Nobody cares. lol. I even find it somewhat amusing to have people thrown off for a sec when i give them my number.:D
  12. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2006
    I'm in the Irvine area, but requested and got a 714 number. I didn't really want a 949. 714 to me was always "The OC." I know, shallow, but that's what I associate with Orange County.
  13. brucem91 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    Santa Clarita(30 min outside LA up the '5'), but I'm still rocking my 703 area code from Virginia. Confuses people from time to time, pretty funny.
  14. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2010
    714 used to encompass parts of LA county too. Also...714 includes Fullerton, La Habra, Poor-range, Santa Ana, Garbage Grove, and Anacrime. *cough* all parts that you don't really associate with being in the OC...

    949 on the other hand is the OC everyone is familiar with.

    :D Just being petty.

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