812 Area Code Users Will Use Longer Numbers

February 27, 2014
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The transition to dialing a longer number will begin Saturday.

The transition to dialing a longer number will begin Saturday.

For those of us in the 812 area code, the transition to 10 digit dialing begins Saturday.

While we have grown accustomed to dialing just 7 numbers when calling local, the implementation of a new area code will force us to press 10 digits.

Local calls without the area code will still work until early September to give people time to adjust to the change.

The 812 area code has been around since 1947 and is running low and expected to be exhausted by 2015. Area code 930 will be given to new phone numbers beginning as soon as October.

Here are a few things telephone users should know:

  • Your area code and phone number will only change if you switch numbers.
  • A 1 + area code will still need to be dialed when making long distance calls.
  • What is currently considered local will remain local. Rates and services will not change.
  • Numbers like 911,411 and 811 will remain as is.
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