Area Code 272 History:
Area code 272 was put into service. Area code 272 is an overlay of area code 570. Effective September 21, 2013 ten digit dialing in the 570 and 272 area codes became mandatory.
Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 272/570 overlay because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
Counties in Pennsylvania within area code 272 include:
Bradford County, Carbon County, Centre County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County, and Wyoming County.
Major cities or places in Pennsylvania within area code 272 include:
Area code 272 serves much of northeastern Pennsylvania including the larger cities and communities of Danville, Hazleton, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport in addition to many smaller communities within the area code 570 service area.