Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reminder - New Area Code Coming to Indianapolis !!

Reminder - New Area Code Coming to Indianapolis !!

The switch is currently scheduled for September 17, 2016.  This will be for new phone numbers only, because State officials say that 317 is set to run out of numbers.  This means that you will have to begin using 10-digit phone numbers even for local calls.  After this date, if you do not use the new dialing procedures, your call will not be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.

Starting October 17 2016, new telephone lines or services "may" be assigned numbers using the new area code of 463 - which stands for IND, by the way.

A 6 month grace period has been running since March 19, 2016 to give consumers time to adjust. Calls that are currently local will continue to be local, even when dialing a 10 digit number. Long distance numbers will require dialing 1 before the 10 digit number.

In the meantime - be sure you update your info to include your area code on personal ID tags (like on your luggage), stationary, checks, alarm systems, etc.

"Sometimes a little change is a good thing"

#areacode #indianapolis #463 #317

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