A brand-new area code is on its way to Southern Nevada: 725. No need to panic, because we’ve got your handy primer on the new digits.
1. The new code will occupy the same space as 702. If you have a 702 area code, it won’t change. But if you get new next-door neighbors, they might have a different area code.
2. Starting May 3, 2014, you’ll have to use 10 digits for all Southern Nevada calls—even those from 702 to 702. (If you like to get ahead of things, you can reprogram your speed-dials now—10-digit local calls started working this month.)
3. Numbers with the 725 area code will start being assigned to new customers on June 3, 2014.