TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WFLA) – Residents in Central Florida are getting a new area code.
Starting June 4, anyone getting a new cellphone or landline number or moving their service in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties will get a 689 area code. Parts of Lake and Volusia counties will also be covered by the “overlay” area code.
The portion of the 321 area code serving Brevard County is not affected, and will not receive the 689 overlay.
Here are some key facts about the 689 area code overlay:
- Telephone numbers, including current area code, will not change
- The price of a call, coverage area or other rates and services will not change
- What is a local call now will remain a local call
- Customers in the overlay region will continue to dial 10 digits for local calls within and between the overlay area codes, and 1+10 digits for long distance calls and operator-assisted calls
- Customers in Brevard County will continue to dial 7 digits for local calls within the 321 area code, 10 digits for local calls to other area codes, and 1+10 digits for long distance calls and operator-assisted calls
- Customers can still dial just three digits to reach 911, as well as 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 if those are currently available in their community
Officials say the current 407 and 321 area codes are running out of numbers. The Florida Public Service Commission approved the change last year for the fast-growing area.
Existing customers will see no changes.