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Mandatory 10 - digit dialing for local calls begins
That means there is less than a month left in the "permissive dialing" period during which customers can dial either seven or 10 digits when making local calls in area code 270.
"With mandatory 10 - digit dialing just a few weeks away, it makes sense to get into the habit of using the new dialing pattern," Armstrong said.
The permissive dialing period allows customers to get used to the new dialing pattern and permits telecommunication providers to prepare and test equipment in advance of the establishment of the new area code.
An informational video about the permissive dialing period is available on the PSC YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/KYPSC.
Area code 364 was created in
"Keep in mind that an overlay does not change current area code 270 numbers; everyone can keep their current number," Armstrong said. "The only change is the 10 - digit dialing requirement for local calls."
The overlay option is the least disruptive for all customers and imposes the smallest cost on businesses in the area, the PSC said in its order creating area code 364. This is the first area code in
Dialing 1 for local calls is not necessary now and will not be necessary after
The PSC noted that area code overlays have become the preferred method for creating new area codes nationwide. Overlays pose the fewest technical issues for implementation by an increasing complex telecommunication industry, the PSC said.
The first numbers using area code 364 may be assigned beginning
Service providers in area code 270 are required by the PSC to educate their customers about the changes resulting from the new area code.
All records in the area code case are available on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov. The case number is 2012 - 00129.
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