416 area code envy | Page 3

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  1. kotsy

    kotsy Senior Member

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    I asked my phone provider to switch me from a 647 to a 416 4 years ago and they did it without an hassle. I'm taking this one to the grave!
     
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    Why is 416 so desired?
     
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    James Senior Member

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    Probably because it's O.G. :p
     
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    Makes sense. I guess for those that's grown up here and have had that area code all their life, it's not as noticeable. Kind of like that person who has grown up and a a house in a desireable area, but doesn't fully appreciate how 'envious' others on the outside are.
     
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  5. MTown

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    Uummm.....not quite. I'd say it's even more popular with those who have indeed grown up here. It sort of states something about one's tenure in this place.
    Well....sort of.
     
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  6. W. K. Lis

    W. K. Lis Superstar

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    Before 2001, the Toronto area (code) needed only the 7 digits to make a call. See link.



    Before the 1960's, there were phone exchange names that reflected the neighbourhoods. See link.

     
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