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Even though central Oklahoma was home to the great majority of 405's landlines and cell phones, this configuration remained unchanged for 44 years. On November 1, 1997, 405 was reduced to cover only central Oklahoma, while the southern and western portions of the old 405 became area code 580. As a result, 405 is the only area code in Oklahoma that does not border another state. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Despite the rapid growth of the Oklahoma City metro area and the proliferation of auxiliary devices (cell phones and pagers), 405 remained unchanged for over a quarter century. As of October 2017, 405 was projected to exhaust by the second quarter of 2021. At that time, an all-service overlay of 405 was recommended, which the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
An Oklahoma City area code is valuable because it will help you tap into the economy of the largest city in the state. Oklahoma City has an estimated population of 638,000 people and spreads across 620 square miles in central Oklahoma. Area code 405 is located in Oklahoma County and also covers the cities of Normal, Stillwater, Chickasha, Shawnee, Moore, Tuttle, and Guthrie as well. Oklahoma City is important to the Oklahoma economy because it’s the capital of the state and sits 133 miles from Tulsa, 181 from Fort Worth, and 187 from Dallas.
As the capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City continued to see economic prosperity throughout World War II and all the way until an urban decline began in the 1970’s. However, the area has recently started to see redevelopment efforts and the downtown has been revitalized again. Now, Oklahoma City is one of the biggest cities in the Midwest and the 17th largest city in the United States. (Source: www.nextiva.com)