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Dialing procedure changing in 812 area code

Later this year, residents who live in the 812 area code will need to dial 10 digits, even when calling their next-door neighbor.

In six months, mandatory 10-digit local dialing in the 812 area code goes into effect. And a month after that, the 930 area code will be assigned to new telephone customers in Nashville, Columbus, Seymour and other cities currently covered in the 812 area code.

The new area code was requested by the telecommunications industry because the supply of available 812 telephone numbers is expected to run out next year.

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