Sorry, No Numbers: 818ers Wonder WTF is Up With the 747 Overlay Code
Back in April of 2008 we remarked that the announcement of a new overlay area code--a code within an existing code area for use with new numbers when all previous numbers have been assigned--was "not a big deal." Okay, fine, so soon people in the 818 might have to accept a 747 area code, and everyone within the area would have to dial each other using all 10 digits.A year later and the 747 was launched. Well--in theory at least. A month later, 747 numbers were up for grabs. Only, uh, there's been no takers. None. Nada. Numerically speaking: A big fat 0. Explains the Daily News:
Spokesmen for several telephone service providers, as well as the California Public Utilities Commission and the North American Numbering Plan Administration, could not identify any 747 numbers assigned to residential or business customers. And when the Daily News called directory assistance and asked for a search for 747 numbers, an AT&T customer-service supervisor said her computer turned up none.