New area code to pop up in 2020

Bad enough to live in the 450. Worse to live in the 579. But soon some people will be in the outer darkness, living in the 354, since we need an ever‑growing pool of numbers.

Wondering about the logic here: we have a constantly growing population, but the surge when people had landlines and mobiles and pagers and fax machines must have subsided by now. Most people I know have just one number. Most offices except for medical ones have phased out the fax. A lot of numbers must have returned to the pool with trends like that, but I guess a family of four will have four separate numbers, now that even little kids have their own phones.