AREA CODE NEWS

New Area Codes To Be
Placed into Service During 2018


03/03/2018 - Pennsylvania - Area code 445 in Pennsylvania is scheduled to be placed into service. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved area code 445 as an all services overlay of area codes 215 and 267 with an implementation date of 03/03/2018. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is already necessary in the 215/267 overlay so no change in dialing will be required.

03/10/2018 - California - Area code 279 in California is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 916. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved area code 279 as an all services overlay of area code 916 with an implementation date of 03/10/2018. Effective 02/10/2018 ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 916/279 overlay

06/20/2018 - California - Area code 820 in California is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 805. The California Public Utilities commission has approved area code 820 as an all services overlay of area code 805. The implementation date will be June 20, 2018. Effective 06/02/2018 ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 805/820 overlay

09/17/2018 - New Jersey - Area code 640 in New Jersey is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 609. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved area code 640 as an all services overlay of area code 609. The implementation date will be September 17, 2018. Effective 08/18/2018 ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 609/640 overlay

11/24/2018 - Quebec - Area code 367 in Quebec is scheduled to be placed into service as overlay of area codes 581 and 418. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved area code 367 as a distributed overlay of area codes 418 and 581 with an implementation date of 11/24/2018. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is already necessary in the 418/581 overlay so no change in dialing will be required.

11/24/2018 - Newfoundland and Labrador
Area code 879 in Newfoundland and Labrador is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 709. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved area code 879 as an all services overlay of area code 709 with an implementation date of 11/24/2018. Effective 11/10/2018 ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 709/879 overlay

11/30/2018 - Jamaica - Area code 658 in Jamaica is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 876. The Office of Utilities Regulation has approved area code 658 as an all services overlay of area code 876. The implementation date will be November 30, 2018. Effective 10/30/2018 ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 876/658 overlay

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Mandatory Ten Digit Dialing News

02/10/2018 - California - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins February 10, 2018 for area codes 916 and 279 in the 916/279 area code overlay.

06/02/2018 - California - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins June 02, 2018 for area codes 820 and 805 in the 805/820 area code overlay.

08/18/2018 - New Jersey - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins August 18, 2018 for area codes 609 and 640 in the 609/640 area code overlay.

11/10/2018 - Newfoundland and Labrador - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins November 10, 2018 for area codes 709 and 879 in the 709/879 area code overlay.

10/30/2018  - Jamaica - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins October 30, 2018 for area codes 876 and and 658 in the 876/658 area code overlay.


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