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Where's area code 727? 908? 818? And how many new area codeshave been created just in the past two years? Used to be you couldread your phone bill at a glance. But nowadays, almost nobody knowswhere all the area codes are. Decipher those mysterious area codesyou hear in your voice mail, or see in ads and on phone bills, witha stop at this area code decoder (http://decoder.americom.com).Enter the three digits and-whoosh!-the geography appears onscreen.

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