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725 area code approved for southern Nevada

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Residents in southern Nevada have a new area code to call beginning in 2014.

The state's Public Utilities Commission announced on Thursday the 725 area code will be added to the area where existing 702 numbers reside.

The PUC said numbers in the 702 will be exhausted during the third quarter of 2014.

The addition was made after high consumer demand with 702 numbers, the PUC said.

The telephone numbers with the new area code will begin to be assigned by June 2014. In addition, calls made in the existing and new area codes will require 10-digit dialing, with the area code first followed by the seven-digit request, officials said.

The 10-digit dialing will be mandatory beginning May 3, 2014.

For more information on the second area code, you can visit puc.nv.gov.

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