Greyhound Bus Lines Power Hse 870-391-2229
The area code was the first to split from Arkansas's original area code—501. The supply of unassigned phone numbers for 870 is projected to run out sometime in 2013, according to the Arkansas Public Service Commission, prompting a December 2009 approval of a plan for an eventual overlay area code in this portion of the state. The overlay area code had not yet been determined according to December 2009 news articles, but NeuStar NANPA, the North American Numbering Plan Administration which is the assignment body for new area codes, had internally assigned the new area code, but had neither announced it publicly at the time, nor had the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced the new code. On the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2010, NeuStar NANPA issued its Fourth Quarter 2009 Newsletter, which makes reference that 327 has been assigned as the new area code to overlay 870 in Arkansas.
However, the exhaust date has moved back to 2020 with little-used exchanges being released and numbers being recovered. As a result, the relief date may move back significantly.
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