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10-Digit Dialing Encouraged in 812 Area Code

State officials say telephone users in Indiana’s 812 area code should start using ten digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls starting today.

Local calls made with seven digits will still work until early September, to give consumers in the 812 area code time to adjust to the changes.

The change in dialing patterns is necessary due to the introduction of the new 930 area code, which will be implemented this fall.

Starting September 6th, you must use ten-digit dialing for all local phone calls, or you will get an error message.

Beginning October 6th, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 930 area code.

The new area code is being implemented due to projections that all numbers for the 812 area code will be used up in 2015.