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Santo Domingo.– The new area code 849 goes into effect for the Dominican Republic in addition to the 809 and 829 already in use. It will begin on Monday, 15 February, according to the Dominican Telecom Institute (INDOTEL).

The INDOTEL head Jose Rafael Vargas said the new area code was solicited from the United States authorities that administer these number because 829, which entered into service in 2005, has been used up.

The country has had a growth in phones in the last five years, especially mobile phones, to such a point that today the percentage of the population with phone service is more than 97%.

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9 comment(s)
Written by: temetito, 13 Feb 2010 5:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic
most of the people I know in DR, have two cell phones in use.
Written by: dominicanheartbeat, 13 Feb 2010 5:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic
ARE YOU IN THEM CABANAS AGAIN ? get your ass home right now boy or your $^It is going on the lawn...
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 13 Feb 2010 7:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
she is gonna take the scissors to his closet
Written by: glomarexplorer, 13 Feb 2010 8:15 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

I do believe she could swallow that phone whole!
Written by: josean This user is banned, 13 Feb 2010 9:05 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

The 666 area code is reserved exclusively for LIE-onel Fernandez!
Written by: Sajomero, 14 Feb 2010 1:56 AM
From: United States, Del primer Santiago de America....y el mejor!!!
Maybe this area code will work inside most cabanas...I hate having to go outside in a towel just to get a call....
Written by: xwill7, 15 Feb 2010 11:11 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
sajomero, claro works in some... but yea you are right...
Written by: xwill7, 15 Feb 2010 11:12 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
did she tell you that she loves you???
Written by: conconeteDOTcom, 16 Feb 2010 1:26 PM
From: Qatar, ..
perfect! a country that is not incomunicado!

Comment made by: Conconete DOT com
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