Mandatory 10-digit dialing in the 812 code area begins Saturday.
The change is meant to help customers transition to the addition of the 930 area code in southern Indiana, which begins March 7.
The 930 area code will be added to, or superimposed, over the entire 812 region, which covers the lower third of Indiana.
Here are the most important facts to know, according to a state press release:
- Your current telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
- If you seek new phone service after Mar. 7, you may be assigned a phone number with the 930 area code.
- You will need to dial the area code and telephone number for all local calls.
- You will continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all long distance calls.
- What is a local call now will remain a local call.
- The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change because of the overlay.
- You can still dial just three digits to reach 9-1-1. You can also continue to dial three digits to reach 2-1-1 and 8-1-1, as well as 3-1-1 and 5-1-1, where available.