As someone who has lived here his whole life, this is BIG! Heck, I used to joke that one of the reasons I stuck around this town is because of 7 digit dailing... Well, those days are about to end, because a new area code will be coming to the Las Vegas area.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved the area code 725, earlier today.
What this means, is that starting in June 2014, new telephone numbers in the existing 702 area code will be assigned the 725 area code.
If you've already have a 702 area code, you'll keep it.
Also, when the switch happens, calls between and within the existing and new area codes will require 10-digit dialing. Lame...