New Area Code

Beginning Sept. 2 the new Area Code 835 will join the existing 610 and 484 area codes in Southeastern PA, including Chester County. The new area code will operate the same as the others so no changes in dialing will be necessary.

In September anyone needing a new phone number may be assigned the new 835 area code.

The PA Utility Commission (PUC) urges consumers to prepare for the new area code by; checking devices to verify that area codes are included with all stored numbers; continue to program/save/store phone numbers to all devices using the full 10-digit telephone number; and verify all services and equipment such as automatic dialers, life-safety and medical alert systems, alarm/security systems and security gates, call-forwarding settings and voice mail services recognize the new area code as a valid phone number.

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