812 area code

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5:14 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Area Code Overlay Recommended for Southern Indiana

Indiana's utility consumer advocate is recommending that regulators establish a new telephone area code that would overlap the existing 812 code that covers roughly the southern third of the state.

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor said Thursday that similar overlay area codes are either used or being implemented in 24 states.

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Local News
9:11 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Meeting to Be Held on Changes To Indiana's 812 Area Code

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will hold a public field hearing tonight in Jeffersonville on a plan to add a new area code to the current 812 region.

Officials say the 812 region covering southern and south-central Indiana is running out of numbers.

People who attend the hearing will learn about the options available for introducing a new area code and be able to comment on the plans.

The overlay method would allow current 812 customers to continue using the code, but they would have to have to dial ten digits instead of seven for local calls. 

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