Today, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) acknowledged a June 4, 2019 implementation date for the 689 area code overlay in the 407/321 Numbering Plan Area. In July, the PSC approved implementing the 689 area code to overlay the existing 407 area code.
The 407 area code serves Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and parts of Lake and Volusia counties in Central Florida. Calls within this area currently require ten digit dialing as a result of a limited area code overlay (321) approved by the PSC in 1998. The new 689 area code overlay will also require ten digit dialing.
According to the North American Numbering Administrator, the 407 exchange will exhaust in the third quarter of 2019. The telecommunications industry plans to prepare its networks and complete customer education over the next seven months.
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