Dial 715 for Superior

Beginning July 17, Duluthians must dial area code 715 to call Superior. The good old days are over.

Starting Aug. 14, some new numbers in the 715 area code will be issued area code 534. What are local calls now will still be local calls, but you’ll have to dial the extra numbers, so it’s pretty much the end of the world as we know it.

16 Comments

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Why would anyone want to place a call to Superior?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

To call Walt Dizzo and request songs. Or to call Berv and request anything else.

Adam

about 10 years ago

One would assume this works in reverse, then?

mendoza

about 10 years ago

I think the Anchor should be grandfathered in so you don't have to dial 715.  It just seems like the respectful thing to do.  It is an island unto itself.

Tom

about 10 years ago

That really threw me when I moved here a few months ago. I always dialed the area code out of habit, then someone told me you didn't have to. Now I'll have to switch back. When will the inevitable forced dialing of 218 occur?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

To answer Adam's question, I don't think this applies to Superior people calling Duluth, but I think it applies to Superior people calling each other.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Shit this sucks, the Mr works in Supetown and it's programmed into my cell phone without the area code. Argh. I hate bureaucracy.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

First-world problems.

wetclimber

about 10 years ago

I'm never going to Superior again.

heysme

about 10 years ago

Does this only apply to landlines? I called Godfather's over the weekend with my cell and only made connection with the 715.

cork1

about 10 years ago

I just read this story in the paper (Sawyer Country Record), but this is happening all over Wisconsin -- 10-digit dialing. Here's the press release from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

I don't understand what's going on, but I assume that it somehow is linked to cell phone usage.

Beverly

about 10 years ago

Thanks for posting this. I think I got a letter from Qwest talking about blah, blah, blah, changes, blah, Superior, blah, blah, and I threw it away without reading it.

Beverly

about 10 years ago

My main point being that you did a much better job of getting to the point.

-Berv

about 10 years ago

Two more reasons to place calls to Superior: to pre-order Shamrock pizzas and Anchor Burgers.

-Berv

about 10 years ago

p.s. I just saw an insane drunken Polish sailor pay for his drink at the Anchor by handing the bartender his entire wallet, so suck it Superior haters. Plus he's tickling female customers with a seagull feather.

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 10 years ago

With this and the near smoking ban, Superior is basically dead to me.

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