315-er fingers to do a little more walking: New dialing procedure coming soon as region brings in 680 overlay

The transition to the new 680 area code overlay in the existing 315 zone takes a big step early next month.

Last year, the state Public Service Commission announced that to complete calls within the 315 area code region, the new dialing procedure would require callers to dial the area code plus the telephone number. That meant that all calls in the 315 area code currently dialed with seven digits would need to be dialed using 10 digits — in other words, the area code plus the telephone number.

However, a year-long grace period meant that a lot of callers have not begun using the new procedure. They won’t have a choice come February 11th.

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