Area codes become meaningless

A good little insight from Rafe Needleman in his new column over at ZDNet.

"The reason it won't last: If you can get a telephone with any area or country code, the whole idea of a vanity area code will eventually evaporate. It won't be like a real-world address, which for the most part still represents a physical location. While roaming cellular phones have already begun to make area codes irrelevant, VoIP will finish the job. Soon, area code will be one of those anachronistic telecom terms, like dialing, that doesn't mean anything close to what it once did. "
Posted on April 16, 2004 and filed under Technology.