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726 is Coming Soon

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August 1, 2016

Before you know it, 726 will be arriving in the greater San Antonio area. Despite the way it sounds, 726 is not a model of airplane, or a trendy new restaurant. 726 will soon be an official area code in Bexar, Medina, Atascosa, Comal, and Guadalupe counties.

If you have a 210 area code, you will be able to keep it, but if you seek a new line, eventually the 210 area codes could run out, and 726 may be your only option.

The 210 area code has been with us only since 1992, so there are many who remember the switch over from 512. Of course, with the prevalence of cell phones the area code is not necessarily limited to a certain geographic boundary; the area code is more of a designation of where the phone number’s user is associated with.

Experts predict the 726 area code will last around 33 years before another area code will be needed to create new numbers. The state agency in charge of regulating area codes in Texas is the Public Utility Commission. For a handy FAQ on area codes, visit: http://www.puc.texas.gov/consumer/facts/factsheets/telefacts/Areacodes.pdf