Changes to ten-digit dialing for the 607 area code

By Dusan Ducic, October 22, 2021

Effective October 24, users in the 607 area will be required to use ten-digit dialing for numbers using the 607 area code.

From campus phones or softphones, users will need to dial 9 1 607-xxx-xxxx for numbers in the 607-area code. 

Why Is Ten-Digit Dialing Necessary?

There are more phones in America than there are people, and each phone needs its own phone number. Beginning in the early 1990s, to accommodate the growing need for more phone numbers, some areas began to add a second area code for local calls. Dialing both the area code and the seven-digit number was necessary to ensure the call reached the intended recipient. As more area codes begin to run out of new seven-digit numbers to assign, a second local area code may be added, requiring that area to transition to ten-digit dialing.

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