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can't get an area code for my location

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can't get an area code for my location

I have tried 5 times to get an area code for my location. The area code I was assigned is long distance for anyone who does not have a cell phone or long distance on their land line. So, my land line cannot call my cell phone, my doctor cannot call me, a patient in the local hospital cannot call me, a local business cannot call me. What I was told: it's assigned by zip code; the State 
Patrol and 911 have grids and the area code is assinged by the closest tower. I live appx 1 mile from the police dept that has a cell phone tower withing 1 block. and I am still given an area code not for this area.. The Xfinity clerk said they have no control over the area code assignment. Unless this can be be fixed I will find a provider who can give me the CORRECT area code..