What should Suffolk County's new area code be?

Why should Suffolk County take 460 as an

Why should Suffolk County take 460 as an area code when we could get 565? We want to know what your preferred area code is for Suffolk County. (Credit: iStock)

Area codes are chosen by an organization known as NANPA, the North American Numbering Plan Administration. According to their 2013 annual report, there are 145 area codes available for geographic use.

One of those will be Suffolk's new area code. NANPA doesn't open the process of choosing a new area code to public comment, but that doesn't mean we don't have opinions: who wants an area code like 384 when 987 is available? Why should we take 261 when we could get 565?

Below is a list of the top 10 area codes you voted for. Pick your favorite using the link below.

987 – 95 votes
789 – 62 votes
221 – 45 votes
634 – 43 votes
232 – 40 votes
223 – 39 votes
743 – 37 votes
656 – 36 votes
565 – 29 votes
369 – 29 votes

VOTE: Round 2: What should Suffolk's new area code be?

MORE: Filler: Let's get Suffolk a cool area code

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