Did you know you have to now dial area code (210) to any San Antonio number in order to get the call through?
Who is affected?
Residents in the greater metropolitan area of the City of San Antonio including the smaller cities of Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, Cibolo, Converse, China Grove, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Garden Ridge, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Olmos Park, Saint Hedwig, Schertz, Selma, Shavano Park, Terrell Hills, Universal City, Von Ormy and Windcrest within the counties of Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Medina and Wilson.
Why the New Area Code?
Rapid population growth and the exhaustion of phone numbers has caused the need for a new area code in the City of San Antonio and surrounding counties. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) projected that the supply of central office codes for the 210 numbering plan area (NPA) would exhaust in the first quarter of 2018. NANPA suggested the implementation of an all services overlay relief plan, whereas, a new area code would be introduced. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) delegated NANPA the authority to implement the overlay relief plan for the Metropolitan San Antonio 210 area on July 20, 2017.
What does this mean for me?
Effective Saturday September 23, 2017 residents of the greater metropolitan area in the City of San Antonio, as listed above, are required to dial ten-digits, opposed to the accustomed seven-digit dialing. When attempting to reach any mobile or landline you will need to include (210) and then the designated phone number. Ten-digit dialing is required, regardless if you are dialing another 210 telephone number. All existing customers will retain their 210 area code and will not have to change their telephone numbers. All future customers, upon the exhaustion of the 210 NPA, will be assigned with the new 726 NPA code. From March 2017 – September 2017, there was a permissive 10-digit dialing period, which meant there was an option to make calls using either 7 or 10-digits. This permissive period was instituted to get users accustomed to the upcoming dialing changes and facilitate the transition period. This grace period ended on September 22nd and commenced the required 10-digit dialing.
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