Our Nashville area is growing and we are running out of telephone numbers in the 615 area code geography. The choices are splitting the area now with 615 into approximately half of the population (telephone numbers, not people) and allowing one half to keep the 615 area code and the other half wandering in the wilderness updating contact information, ordering new business cards, editing websites, missing calls, etc. The other option is to let everyone with a 615 area code keep using it, but all new numbers in the area receiving the newest area code. The drawback to this option is that everyone would need to “dial” the area code. With portability of phone numbers, mobile phones, programmable contact lists, etc., is that such a problem? Wouldn’t ‘the big drawback’ be as easy as ABC… or really 615?
In the spirit of our democracy, the Tennessee Regulatory Authority is asking you, yes you, for your opinion on the TRA Area Code 615 Number Exhaustion Survey.