area code http://wfpl.org en 10-Digit Dialing Comes Closer to the 270 Area Code in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/10-digit-dialing-comes-closer-270-area-code-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ELIZABETHTOWN — Phone customers in the 270 area code may use seven or 10-digit dialing starting in August as the region prepares to roll out an additional area code.</span></p><p>The option to use seven or 10 digits runs from Aug. 3 through Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:19:56 +0000 Associated Press 6038 at http://wfpl.org 10-Digit Dialing Comes Closer to the 270 Area Code in Kentucky Western Kentucky to Get 364 Area Code, Ten-Digit Local Dialing http://wfpl.org/post/western-kentucky-get-364-area-code-ten-digit-local-dialing <p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a new area code for western Kentucky.</p> <p>The new area code, 364, will be added to the current 270 footprint.</p> <p>PSC Spokesman Andrew Melnykovich say with the overlay, people who currently use 270 won’t have to change numbers, but there will be a different dialing pattern.</p> <p>"In order to distinguish between the two area codes within the same area, ten-digit dialing with become mandatory for all local calls. That’s similar to what you see in most big cities in the United States today," he said.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:29:17 +0000 Rick Howlett 3008 at http://wfpl.org Western Kentucky to Get 364 Area Code, Ten-Digit Local Dialing New Area Code Proposed For Southern Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/new-area-code-proposed-southern-indiana <P>Officials have begun <A href="http://www.in.gov/oucc/2722.htm">accepting public comment</A> on a request to create a new telephone area code for southern and south-central Indiana.<p> <P>Anthony Swinger with the state Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says it’s projected that the 812 area code will run out of numbers in 2015.<p> <P>"Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Indiana was divided up into three area codes, and 812 is the last of the three original area codes that needs long term relief," Swinger said.<p> <P>The telecommunications industry has filed a request to add an “overlay” area c Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1757 at http://wfpl.org New Area Code Proposed For Southern Indiana