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?

In our last poll, we asked users to vote on their favorite of all 145 choices. These ten received the most votes. Which do you prefer?

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What should Suffolk County's new area code be?

987 789 221 634 232 223 743 656 565 369

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