About New Mexico Area Code 505

The 505 area code includes New Mexico cities Abiquiu, Albuquerque, Aztec, Belen, Bernalillo, Chaco Canyon, Chimayo, Crown Point, Dixon, Espanola, Estancia, Farmington, Fence Lake, Gallup, Grants, Laguna Acoma, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Mountainair, Naschitti, Navajo, Newcomb, Ojo Caliente, Pecos, Peņa Blanca, Pine Hill, Pueblo Pintado, Ramah, Sanostee, Santa Fe, Shiprock, Tijeras, Toadlena, Tohatchi, Torreon, Truchas, Tse Bonito, Twin Lakes, Vanderwagon, Velarde, White Rock, Zuni.

Nearby area codes are 435, 575, 719, 928 and 970.
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Extended information

North American area code 505 is a state of New Mexico telephone area code which was one of the original area codes established in October, 1947. Until October 7, 2007, it served the entire state. It currently serves the northwestern and central portions of the state.

Due to the increasing demand for new numbers, area code 505 was split on October 7, 2007. Northwestern and central New Mexico, including the Albuquerque metropolitan area, Santa Fe, and Farmington, continue to be served by the 505 area code, while the remainder of the state switched to area code 575. The issue was decided in 2006 by vote of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, with a 3-2 majority in favor of allowing the Albuquerque area to keep the old area code.

The question of how to implement a new area code was a contentious one. The need for a new code had been clear since at least 2000, but the PRC's initial votes for Albuquerque and Santa Fe to switch to a new area code and the rest of the state to keep the old 505 area code (including the Farmington and Gallup areas that are now part of the current 505 area code) were met with vocal opposition and even death threats. Amid heightening tensions between the urban and rural areas of the state, the commission eventually chose to put off the decision until 2006 after a new plan to conserve numbers made the immediate addition of a new code unnecessary.

505 Area Code Exchanges 100-153:

505-100-xxxx    505-101-xxxx    505-102-xxxx    505-103-xxxx    505-104-xxxx    505-105-xxxx    505-106-xxxx    505-107-xxxx    505-108-xxxx    505-109-xxxx    505-110-xxxx    505-111-xxxx    505-112-xxxx    505-113-xxxx    505-114-xxxx    505-115-xxxx    505-116-xxxx    505-117-xxxx    505-118-xxxx    505-119-xxxx    505-120-xxxx    505-121-xxxx    505-122-xxxx    505-123-xxxx    505-124-xxxx    505-125-xxxx    505-126-xxxx    505-127-xxxx    505-128-xxxx    505-129-xxxx    505-130-xxxx    505-131-xxxx    505-132-xxxx    505-133-xxxx    505-134-xxxx    505-135-xxxx    505-136-xxxx    505-137-xxxx    505-138-xxxx    505-139-xxxx    505-140-xxxx    505-141-xxxx    505-142-xxxx    505-143-xxxx    505-144-xxxx    505-145-xxxx    505-146-xxxx    505-147-xxxx    505-148-xxxx    505-149-xxxx    505-150-xxxx    505-151-xxxx    505-152-xxxx    505-153-xxxx    
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