929 will be NYC's 6th area code staring in April

December 6, 2010 2:24:15 PM PST
New York City is getting a sixth area code.

Beginning April 16, some land lines and cell phones in the outer boroughs will be assigned the area code 929.

That code will join the city's existing area codes of 212, 718, 917, 646 and 347.

A spokesman for the North American Numbering Plan Association says that phone numbers are getting used up now that many parents give cell phones to every child.

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