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Posted on: October 19, 2021

CHANGES COMING TO AREA CODE 540

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NEW Area Code Overlay Approved for the 540 Area Code Regions!  Virginia State Corporation Commission has been given final approval to divide the current 540 area code into two districts.

This change will be implemented in by 2022. 

Per the Virginia State Corporation Commission 
If you currently have 540, you will not see a change in your area code.  The only difference you will see is the need to start dialing all ten digits to place a call - mandatory 5/14/2022. 
If you are changing phone numbers OR receiving a new phone number on or after 6/14/2022, you will be assigned an 826 area code.

See the information and link below for more details. 

Effective November 13, 2021, you should begin dialing the area code + telephone number whenever you place a call. If you forget and dial the seven digits, the call will still be completed.

Beginning May 14, 2022, you must dial the area code + telephone number on all calls. If you forget and dial the seven digits, your call will not be complete. 

Beginning June 14, 2022, NEW telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the new 826 area code. 

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