10 Digit Dialing in PA
(WENY)--- If you're a Northern Tier resident, get ready to press more buttons and remember new numbers.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says they've run out of phone numbers with area code 570 and that means some changes to the way Valley residents dial out.
Starting Saturday, people living in the 570 will always have to dial 10 digits, instead of just seven, even to make local calls. On October 13th, new lines or new service in the region will get the new 272 area code instead. Customers who dial only seven numbers will hear a recording asking them to hang up and try again using 10 digits.