Texas (214 / 469 / 972) Area Code Overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 945 area code will be added to the area served by 214 / 469 / 972. This is known as an area code overlay. Expect to see local 945 numbers soon!

You do not need to change your existing area code or telephone number.

Same Dialing Procedure
  • When calling a number within your own 214 / 469 / 972 region, continue to dial ten digits: 1 + (214 / 469 / 972) plus the 7-digit telephone number as you have been doing. (Note: The 1 is optional when calling from a cellular or mobile phone.)
  • Starting January 15, 2021, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 945 area code. All calls made within and between area codes 214 / 469 / 972 and 945 must be placed using the ten-digit telephone number (214 / 469 / 972 or 945 plus the seven-digit telephone number).

Download a copy of the bill insert you should receive in your December Frontier bill.

Don't Forget
  • Reprogram any equipment that stores frequently called local numbers so that it dials all ten digits. This includes life safety systems or medical devices, PBXs, fax machines, dialup Internet modems, alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, mobile phones, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions.
  • Update your website, stationery, advertising materials, bank checks, contact information, and your personal or pet ID tags to include the area code.
What Will Not Change
  • Your telephone number, including current area code.
  • The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services.
  • Whatever is considered a local call now will still be a local call.
  • Continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number (eleven digits) for calls to area codes other than 214 / 469 / 972 and 945.
  • In an emergency simply dial 911.
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 services are currently available in your community, no extra digits are needed.


Call Frontier Communications at 1.800.921.8101 or visit the Public Utility Commission of Texas's website.

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