Tampa Bay gets a new area code

Welcome to the 813, 727 and now the 656!

Starting today (1/22/22), phone customers in the 813 area code (Hillsborough County) may be assigned the new 656 area code when requesting new service, an additional line or moving their service.

Your current phone number will not change if you have an existing 813 number. However, if you want new phone service after February 21, 2022, you may be assigned a phone number with the 656 area code.

Also, you will need to dial the area code + telephone number for all local calls. You will continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all long-distance calls.

For more information about the area code changes, residents can contact their local telephone carrier or call the Public Safety Commission’s customer assistance line at 1-800-342-3552.

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