overlay http://wfpl.org en 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