By Vincent Bonsignore | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: July 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm | UPDATED: July 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm LAS VEGAS – Long before Las Vegas emerged as a viable landing spot for Mark Davis and his Oakland Raiders and the state of Nevada pledged $750 million to help build them a stadium and the National Football League approved the Silver and Blacks relocation here, the Raiders owner was already pointed in Southern Nevada’s direction. It came in the form of a heads up from a Davis friend back in the 1990’s about the cost-savings benefit of owning a cell phone with a Las Vegas area code number. Back in the day, Vegas cell phones were one of the first to allow users to make national calls without incurring costly roaming charges. Davis, not too proud to take advantage of a deal, immediately purchased a phone with a 702 area code. Seeing as all his friends and colleagues memorized the number – and not wanting to put them through the hassle of learning a new one – Davis simply kept it over the years. He still has it to this day, much to the surprise of his… Read full this story
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