Local area code changes

Once in a while, we need to introduce new area codes so we can make more phone numbers available. This is called an area code overlay.

When this happens, you may have to dial your own area code to make a local call.

Local area code changes by state

New York - New 845/329 area code overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers, the New York Public Service Commission has approved an all-services area code overlay for the 845 area code region. The 845 area code serves all or parts of Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties, including a portion of Westchester County. The new 329 area code will serve the same geographic area currently served by the existing 845 area code.

Beginning March 24, 2023, customers in the 845 area code overlay region may be assigned a number in the new 329 area code when they request new service or an additional line. Customers receiving a 329 area code will still be required to dial the area code and phone number for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 845 area code do today.

Download a copy of the bill message on your Frontier bill.

Questions? Contact us or visit the New York Public Service Commission website.

Pennsylvania - New 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.

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 Frontier bill.

Questions? Contact us or visit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website.

North Carolina - New 472 area code overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 472 area code will be added to the area served by the 910 number. This is known as an area code overlay.

An overlay is the addition of another area code (472) to the same geographic region as existing area code (910). The overlay does not require you to change your existing area code or phone number, or how you dial your calls.

Starting October 7, 2022, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 472 area code. All calls made within and between area codes 910 will be required to dial the area code and phone number for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 910 area code do today.

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

Questions? Contact us or visit the Commonwealth of North Carolina Utilities Commission website.

California - New 350 area code overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 350 area code will be added to the area served by the 209 number. This is known as an area code overlay.

An overlay is the addition of another area code (350) to the same geographic region as existing area code (209). The overlay does not require you to change your existing area code or phone number, or how you dial your calls.

Starting November 28, 2022, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 350 area code. All calls made within and between area codes 350 will be required to dial the area code and phone number for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 209 area code do today.

Download a copy of the bill insert in English or Spanish.

Questions? Contact us or visit the California Public Utilities Commission website.

California (213/323) area code webcast notice

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will begin the process to introduce a new area code to the 213/323 area codes, as the supply of available phone numbers in the 213/323 area code region is expected to be depleted by June 2025. Pending approval by the CPUC, the new area code will be introduced on top of the 213/323 area code region.

The 213/323 area code region was formed in 2017 when the 323 area code underwent an overlay that eliminated the boundary between the 213 area code region and the neighboring 323 area code region. The resulting combined 213/323 region is thus served by both the 213 and the 323 area codes. The new area code, if approved by the CPUC, will be the third area code for the region.

The CPUC has made available a recorded webcast to inform the public about the new area code. Topics to be discussed in the recorded webcast include: (1) History of the 213/323 area code; (2) Area code relief process; (3) Overlay relief method; (4) Effects of the pending overlay; and (5) Implementation periods. The recorded webcast will be available at https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/AreaCodes/ beginning November 18, 2022. Comments about the addition of the new area code may be submitted to the CPUC Public Advisor's Office by e-mail at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or by postal mail to 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102 by January 18, 2023. A copy of the webcast presentation slides may be requested by contacting the CPUC Public Advisor's Office by email at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or by phone at 866.849.8390.

Download a copy of the 213/323 area code webcast notice English or Spanish.

California (530) area code webcast notice

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will begin the process to introduce a new area code to the area now served by the 530 area code, as the 530 area code is expected to be depleted of phone numbers by September 2025. Pending approval by the CPUC, the new area code will be introduced on top of the 530 area code using the overlay method.

The CPUC has made available a recorded webcast to inform the public about the overlay. Topics to be discussed in the recorded webcast include: (1) History of the 530 area code; (2) Area code relief process; (3) Overlay relief method; (4) Effects of the pending overlay; and (5) Implementation periods. The recorded webcast will be available at https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/AreaCodes/ beginning January 6, 2023. Comments about the addition of the new area code may be submitted to the CPUC Public Advisor's Office by email at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or by postal mail to 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013 by March 6, 2023. 

Download a copy of the 530 area code webcast notice English or Spanish.

California (707/369) area code overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 369 area code will be added to the area served by the 707 number. This is known as an area code overlay.

An overlay is the addition of another area code (369) to the same geographic region as existing area codes (707). The overlay does not require you to change your existing area code or phone number, or how you dial your calls.

Beginning February 1, 2023, customers in the 707 area code region may be assigned a number in the new 369 area code when they request new service or an additional line. Customers receiving the 369 area code will be required to dial 1+10 digits for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 707 area code do today. Mobile phone customers receiving 369 numbers may dial either 10 digits or 1+10 digits.

Download a copy of the bill insert in English or Spanish.

Questions? Visit the California Public Utilities Commission website at www.cpuc.ca.gov/707areacode.

What’s not changing

  • 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 will remain a local call.
  • Continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number (eleven digits) for local calls within and between the overlay area codes, and 1+10 digits for long distance calls.
  • In an emergency, dial 911.
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 services are currently available in your community, no extra digits are needed.

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