The 760 area code is being split to meet the demand for new numbers.
What is an area code overlay?
An overlay is the addition of another area code to the same geographic region as an existing area code. In this instance, the 442 area code is added to the region served by 760.
Who is affected?
Anyone who has a telephone number with a 760 area code is affected. The 760 area code serves communities from the Mammoth Lakes area in the north, south to the Mexican border.
How will calls in the 760 area code need to be dialed?
The new 442 area code is being added to the region served by 760. Since two area codes will soon serve the same region, customers with a 760 or 442 area code must now dial the area code for all calls--including calls within the same area code.
This means that if you have a 760 phone number and call another 760 phone number, you will have to dial the area code. You will no longer be able to deila just the 7-digit phone number.
When will the change begin?
Beginning May 2, 2009: All customers with 760 area code should begin dialing the area code for ALL calls. There will be a grace period.
Beginning October 24, 2009: The grace period ends. If you do not use an area code, your call will not be completed.
Beginning November 21, 2009: New telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the 442 area code. Residents and businesses that already have a 760 number will retain the area code.
Where can I find more information?
If you have any questions regarding the information provided, visit: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/760areacode
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