Thursday, June 27, 2024

North Mississippi to Get New Area Code

 The Mississippi Public Service Commission issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Public Service Commission, on June 13, 2024, approved a new area code to be assigned to the same area occupied by the 662 code. The new area code is 471.

According to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), numbering resources for the 662 area code are anticipated to be exhausted by the third quarter of 2026.

Existing 662 customers will keep their current telephone numbers, but new customers, or requests for additional lines, may be assigned the new 471 area code once it’s activated. Customers will continue to use 10-digit dialing — the area code plus the seven-digit phone number — to make local calls.

The 471 area code will serve all of the Public Service Commission Northern District counties: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Montgomery, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Webster, Winston and Yalobusha counties.

In addition, the 471 area code will serve a large area of the Public Service Commission Central District including Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, parts of Kemper, Noxubee, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington and Yazoo counties.

At this time, no changes need to be made by customers. Further updates will be announced as the implementation process begins in late 2025 or early 2026.


Anonymous said...

One more code will not be sufficient after Biden dumps 600 illegal children (each with the newest cell phone) in Tunica and another hundred thousand invade from Memphis.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the commission found something to do.

Anonymous said...

god forbid the federal government pay to solve a problem in Tunica....nah we are too scared of homeless, parentless children. AMERICA FIRST BEECHES!

Anonymous said...

So this is the important work that public service commissioners do….
They sure don’t work on robo calls, spam/scam calls, and other relevant problems….

Anonymous said...

My God. You people will do all kinds of mental gymnastics to relate absolutely anything to the political hot-button issue of the day. I also agree we need to do something about illegal immigration, but you sound like a raving idiot trying to tie that to mundane, everyday concerns such as the need for a new area code.

You far right conspiracy theorists are just as loony as those on the far left.

Where has the sensible center gone?

Anonymous said...

Where has the sensible center gone? have left the building.

Anonymous said...

6:28 You're ignoring the fact that it's illegal immigration's impact ON the mundane, everyday concerns that's one of the things that makes it so troubling. Have you any idea how much this many new people into the country can affect every aspect of our lives? You do realize YOU'RE paying for it, correct? And, none of this is to mention the number of soldier-age Chinese nationals who have entered the county. It's estimated that they have enough here now for a legitimate size army....any guess what they could do if Xi were to "call them up" in advance of an invasion of Taiwan? No, the "sensible center" was dissolved when the enemies of this country allowed a peaceful, illegal invasion of this country. MANY, MANY, MANY more types of people than "migrant workers seeking a better life for themselves" have come across the border, and it's going to be an abject disaster for natural-born Americans.

Please, save your indignation for a worthy issue. This is a serious enough issue that it should be discussed at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Ludacris is going to have to re-write the lyrics

Anonymous said...

6:52, it's time to turn off Newsmax and OAN. Even Fox News, for all its flaws, hasn't drunk the cuckoo Kool-Aid to the extent you seem to have done.

Yes, illegal immigration is a problem. No, it doesn't "affect every aspect of our lives," and it just makes you sound ridiculous to try to tie unrelated issues to it.

Yes, Chinese nationals are entering the U.S. and should be turned back. However, their motivation is to escape a politically and economically repressive regime, not to form a surreptitious invasion force.

I suggest you look up the psychocognitive phenomenon known as apophenia. You might recognize yourself.

Anonymous said...

10:05 I agree to disagree and 6:52 is correct as don’t forget 9/11 and how naive & lax the US had become in our security! There were Indeed even illegal and foreign persons sought and removed from MS after incidents were reported in local communities and our schools that had been taken for granted. One thing Tump made very clear that most agree with is as follows. We have become weak as Border Patrol cannot account for the number of terrorist inour country, nor do any LEO’s know their intend to DO HARM to the US or its people! They report and we get to decide in November what is important. I stand with I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, & under God!

Anonymous said...

Thank God none of you "center" folks are your reasoning, you'd be saying, "Ah, it's just a little cancer, it shouldn't bother the rest of your body. Let's just keep an eye on it". Idiots.

Anonymous said...

Where has the sensible center done gone?

Decidedly Conservative.

Anonymous said...

Will I still be able to call and get the correct time?

Anonymous said...

@10:05 PM - "Yes, Chinese nationals are entering the U.S. and should be turned back. However, their motivation is to escape a politically and economically repressive regime, not to form a surreptitious invasion force. "

You know this, because? Have you interviewed some of these illegals? Learned this on The View?

I'll wait.

Anonymous said...

"god forbid the federal government pay to solve a problem in Tunica."

There IS no problem in Tunica. The federal government is on the verge of creating the largest Head Start Center in the country in Tunica County. What will the government do with 600 children in two years, in four, in nine years?

Enough with these damned social experiments born to create voters.

Anonymous said...

Since we are on the topic of area codes, what about alien spacecraft being stored at Greenville Air Force Base? /s

Anonymous said...

June 27, 2024 at 5:53 PM
Just to follow up, the legislature transferred the NoCall program from the PSC to the AG's office last year. Granted, nothing much has changed as far as the amount of unsolicited phone calls and texts are concerned. It just gives the PSC a little more time to pretend to be high and mighty about less things.

Kingfish said...

Wow, you turned a post about a new area code into a free for all over illegal immigration.

Anonymous said...

Recent immigration has helped tame inflation by filling countless service jobs. Also, the only hope for Social Security and Medicare is immigration. The US birthrate is too low to maintain population growth. Immigration is a net positive to the economy. Most immigrants pay much more in taxes compared to what they receive. You would think the descendants of racist Mississippians would have learned to not fall for race-baiting politicians. Alas, no.

Anonymous said...

"You far right conspiracy theorists are just as loony as those on the far left."

There's a great deal of difference between the conspiracy theories of the left, and right. The right are proven to be more true.

Anonymous said...

"Recent immigration has helped tame inflation"

That is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish: How uninteresting do you think a thread about a new area code could be and how long would it last if the subject were not changed. Just be thankful you're getting the responses. If not for the discussion drifting to illegals, this thread would be dead. A DEAD THREAD...get it?

And He Votes Democrat... said...

The lamest of all excuses for allowing illegals to enter this country is....

"At least these people have filled a lot of service jobs."

And the lamest comment of all time regarding social security? Here goes...

"Also, the only hope for Social Security and Medicare is immigration."

All the clown at 11:09 left out is this:

"The best and quickest way to replace a non-working underclass is to import, strengthen and increase another one."

Anonymous said...

@10:06, can you document the number of violent crimes committed by illegal migrants (I assume you did not intend to besmirch legal immigrants) vs, US citizens in recent years?

Anonymous said...

Every published study in the past decade has concluded that an illegal immigrant is less likely to commit a felony than a U.S. citizen. P.S. to 10:06, there is no such word as suburbian.

Anonymous said...

@2:46, read more and spout less.

Anonymous said...

How about one more link to really prove that lie. The main driver of inflation, always has been, and will be, the printing of money. Everything coming from the Federal Reserve, and the White House, cannot be trusted. Surely there's another link.

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