For Sacramentans not already aware, there is a big change that will affect our dialing habits beginning on February 10th.
What is it, you ask? It is a change caused by the addition of the 279 area code to our existing Sacramento 916 which had been solely servicing our vicinity.
Because of this area code 279 addition, it will become necessary for those of with a 916 or 279 area code to dial “1” plus the area code, when making calls. This applies even if you have a 916 area code, and are dialing another 916 number. It affects landline calls, as well as cellphones.
More information about these changes to the Greater Sacramento 916 area code, go to www.cpuc.ca.gov/916areacode.