New Area Code Coming In 2023 For Phone Numbers In Illinois
A new area code is coming to Illinois in 2023, will it affect your current phone number?
The Number Of Area Codes Needed For Illinois Phones Has Increased Drastically
I remember when there were just a handful of area codes in Illinois. We are currently up to thirteen and still growing. The last one to be added was 872 in 2009.
When first established by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947, 217 covered central Illinois, 312 covered the Chicago metropolitan area, 618 covered southern Illinois including East St. Louis and Carbondale, and 815 covered northern Illinois except Chicago and Quad Cities.
New Area Code Needed For Phone Numbers In Illinois
The Illinois Commerce Commission announced on Wednesday a new area code is coming to southern Illinois.
The new area code is 730. It will “overlay” the existing 618 area code to address the depletion of prefixes available for assignment within the region.
With the invention of the cellphone, many more phone numbers are needed. That's why new area codes are being added. In fact, the residents of Illinois will get another one on July 7th, 2023.
Information To Know About Illinois' New Area Code
- New numbers in the 618 area could be assigned 730.
- Old numbers will not change.
- The price of calls won't change.
- The full ten digital numbers will need to be failed in that area.