10-Digit Dialing began Saturday, March 31, 2012.
The growing population in central North Carolina and the addition of devices that require a phone number is exhausting the available numbers in the 919 area code. The NC Utilities Commission has announced a new area code is coming to the 919 region. The new 984 area code will overlay the 919 area code bringing 10-digit dialing to the region. You won’t have to change telephone numbers, but you will have to change the way you dial in the 919 area code. The new 984 area code will be assigned only for new telephone numbers within the area code.
Effective immediately (began March 31), 10-digit dialing – the appropriate area code (919 or 984) + the seven-digit number – will be necessary for local and expanded local calls. It will not be necessary to dial a “1″ or a “0″ when dialing your local and expanded local calls. Local calling areas and rates will not be affected by this change.