Central New York is finally getting a second area code. In March 2017, telephone companies will start giving out phone numbers in area code 680, which will cover the same 18-county region as 315. For most of us, that means one big change:
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 11, 2017, we will have to dial an area code for every phone call we make, even local calls within area code 315.
Even calls to your spouse or your next-door neighbor. If you don’t dial the full 10-digit number, including area code, you’ll get a recording telling you to hang up and try again.