Area codes 702 and 725 are the North
American Numbering Plan telephone codes serving Clark County, Nevada, including
Las Vegas. 702 was one of the original area codes established in October 1947;
it originally covered all of Nevada. On 12 December 1998, most of Nevada,
including Reno and Carson City, moved to area code 775. Nevada’s explosive growth
in the second half of the 20th century would have made a new area code
necessary in any event. However, the split was hastened by the proliferation
of cell phones and pagers, particularly in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City.
Since 3 May 2014, the 702 area code has been overlaid with the 725 area code,
with 10-digit dialing required for all calls.
Despite Las Vegas’ rapid growth, 702/725 is nowhere near exhaustion; Las Vegas is
not currently projected to need another area code until 2042.
See also List of NANP area codes
List of Nevada area codes North American Numbering Plan
References External links
NANPA Area Code Map of Nevada List of exchanges from
RealPhoneLookup.com, 702 Area Code