Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:33 am
Can't see why people are complaining. It would have been a much worse scenario if it had been a geographic split and half the area had to change their area code. Changing phone numbers is much harder as not only do people have to inform all contacts, but printing of all stationary, business cards, makes it an expensive change.
Posted by Jan H., a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm
It isn't a big deal. I have been through it twice, once in the East Bay and once here. Neither time did any extra charges apply. It was explained then that it was simply a case of too many people and not enough numbers.
Posted by No change, a resident of Stanford, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:43 am
This is different Jan. Previously area codes were split by defined region--this an overlay. Even if you have a 408 code and wantto dial another 408 number you will have to dial the 11 digits, for example