Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A major discovery for us!

In our travels, many people theorize that the dividing line between North and South Jersey is the Old 201 - 609 area code zones. Here is what that map looked like then and what it looks like today:

But what is amazing to us (though probably obvious to some) is how the old area code map matches our last post - New Jersey separated by driving time to Philadelphia or New York City. It seems like Bell Atlantic/ Verizon planned it that way!


Tipitina said...

Generally, the Bell system creates area code areas by calling patterns.

jetty said...

The northern boundary of 609 and 732/848 is where I've always thought the north/south line was. Chop some of those out and you get the central area.