Starting on February 11th, you’ll have to dial ‘315’ along with your ten digit number, in order for the call to go through. The change, is because a second area code will be added for this area starting in March, because almost all the numbers in the 315 area code are in use.
The advice: don’t wait til the change date. Update your contact lists (including for texting!) , speed dials, and personal directories on programs like ‘Facetime’ now, to include all 10 numbers. Do it for phones, tablets and computers. Dave Andrews, with AT&T Retail Sales in the Syracuse Area, says it’s also a good time to ensure all your devices are security updated: