Western KY ten digit dialing changes

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Nick Miller - Web Editor

Paducah, KY -- Only three months are left for telephone customers in western Kentucky to prepare for mandatory ten digit dialing.

That is when area code 364 will be added to the same geographic are as the current code, 270. All current 270 numbers will remain unchanged, and the overlay will affect both landline and wireless services.

The two area codes, 270 and 364, will occupy the same geographic footprint beginning in March 2014. Numbers with the new area codes could be distributed as early as March 3rd.

Ten digit dialing will become mandatory on February 1st of next year.

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