Two options are being considered.
One option would allow the new area code to be mixed with the 812 code throughout the calling area.
Another would split the 812 area code region with one half keeping their current telephone numbers and the other half adopting the new area code.
Anthony Swinger with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says written comments about the area code change are also being accepted...
The type of area code change will be announced next year, and implemented sometime in 2015.