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Your Area Code Says a Lot About You

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Apparently, your area code says a lot about you. If you are lucky enough to use area code 310, you're seen as one to be admired, especially by those outside Los Angeles. You enjoy the Southern California lifestyle. You hang out at the beach. You could be from the Westside, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Malibu, or Beverly Hills. You may even be connected to Hollywood. This is the perceived status projected by your 310 number. To a lesser extent, area code 818 also may offer status (think Disney Studios, Pasadena, Studio City) when it pops up in other people's incoming calls. This perception further helps businesses who sell telephone numbers. According to one such service, RingBlaze.com, 310 numbers were the second most popular telephone numbers in 2024 (New York's 212 area code ranked first). San Gabriel Valleys 626 area code took ninth place, just ahead of South Orange County's 949, ranking in tenth place.

At the time we last checked another telephone number broker, PhoneNumberGuy.com, for prices for local area code telephone numbers (February 2024), we found one 310 area code number for sale at an astonishing $500,000! Several other numbers went for $20,000. A 818 number was for sale at $13,500. A 323 and 424 number each were offered for $12,000. A 626 number went for $10,000. The top price for a 909 number was $8,000. There were also 213 numbers for sale for $5,000, as were 562 numbers. Of course, individual phone number prices varied, depending on what was in demand and how unique the numbers were.

If you happen to be the lucky holder of a 310 number and wonder at how much you could profit from it, you should be cautioned not to get too excited. PhoneNumberGuy.com said that they typically did not buy numbers from random people. They found too many numbers, purchased on speculation, to be stolen, fraudulent, or plagued with unwanted calls. Ebay was said to have stopped allowing telephone number sales for the same reason. You may have to hold onto your 310 number and just enjoy the prestige of it.