Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WV gets a new Area Code, by 2/28/09 all local calls will require dialing area code first

WEST VIRGINIA Gets a New Area Code – Start Dialing 10-digit Local Calls

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the 681 area code will be added to the same geographic area served by the 304 area code, which is the entire state of West Virginia.

Get ready to change the way you dial your local calls!

Local Dialing Procedure Change

The new dialing procedure for local calls requires callers to dial the area code + the seven digit telephone number. This means that all local calls from the 304 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using ten digits (the area code + the seven digit telephone number). The dialing procedure for long distance or operator assisted calls will not change.

Beginning July 26, 2008, you should begin using the new 10-digit dialing procedure for local calls.

Effective February 28, 2009, you must begin using the new local dialing procedure or your call will not be completed.

As early as March 28, 2009, new telephone lines or services may be assigned with the new 681 area code.

If you have pre-programmed speed dial lists using 7-digits in your phones, these will need to be updated with 10-digit numbers.

What Will Remain the Same

  • Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
  • Your local calls are still local calls, even though they must be dialed using 10-digits.
  • You can still dial three digits to reach 911 and 411.


Call your Verizon Service Representative at 304-954-6200 for Residential Service or 1-800-562-2355 for Business Service.


At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Suzanne said...

Keep up the good work.


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