Pennsylvania (835) Area Code Overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 835 area code will be added to the area served by the 484/610 number. This is known as an area code overlay.

New 835 Area Code Overlay
  • An overlay is the addition of another area code (835) to the same geographic region as existing area codes (484 and 610). The overlay does not require you to change your existing area code or phone number, or how you dial your calls.
  • Starting September 2, 2022, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 835 area code. Customers receiving an 835 area code will be required to dial the area code and phone number for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 484 and 610 area codes do today.

Download a copy of the bill insert you should receive in your July 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 484/610 and 835.
  • 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.

Questions?
Call Frontier at 1.800.921.8101 or visit the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's website.

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