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New Area Code Requirement Takes Effect

Starting on Saturday, October 17, 2009, residents in the 715 area code should begin dialing the full 10-digit telephone number for all calls. Available numbers in the 715 area code are running out, which means that new numbers in our area will have a 534 area code. What is a local call now will remain a local call, regardless of the number of digits dialed.

Calls that do not include the area code will still go through until July 2010, when 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory. At that time, local numbers will include those with both the 715 and new 534 area codes.