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Dialing Delay for 812 Area Code

You won’t have to go to mandatory ten digit dialing in the 812 area code next month after all.

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission today (Thursday) announced that they’ve put off the ten digit dialing requirement until further notice. In a release, they say the switch was going to create problems for businesses and telecommunications providers, especially those serving medical and Law Enforcement clients.

The switch to ten digit dialing is necessary for the planned overlay of the new 930 area code, which will eventually be added to the 812 area, with existing numbers keeping their 812 numbers, and new numbers getting a 930 area code.

A technical conference to discuss how to proceed with the switch is scheduled for Sept. 3rd in Indianapolis.

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