Attention: Changes Affecting 916 Area Code
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an overlay that will add the new area code 279 to the 916 area code region.
Beginning February 10, 2018, you must dial 1 + 10-digit dialing procedure for all calls, or your call will not be completed. All calls in the 916 Area Code that are currently dialed with 7 digits will need to use the new dialing procedure. On March 10, 2018, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the 279 area code. Current 916 area code customers will keep their numbers.
Calling areas and rates will not change. Calls to 911, as well as 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 and 811 will not be affected, and will continue to be dialed with 3 digits.
You can get more details on the CPUC website .
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