We use them everyday, our phones.
“It was determined that we were running out of numbers in the 315, so we need to have a new area code for the same location,” said Heather Kirkland of Northland Communications.
On February 11th, Central New York will be getting the new area code, 680. But even if you don’t get the new area code, it will change the way you make local calls. Kirkland said the reason why Central New York is running out of phone numbers is because of the multiple phone lines per household.
“Now the local calls within 315, which includes Syracuse, Utica, Rome, all those areas… If you’re making a call to from a 315 to a 315, you never had to dial the 315 before. But now you have to because there are 2 area codes associated with the area.”