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Southeast Ohio will get new area code

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PUCO: 740-prefixed numbers will run out by 2015


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Parts of southeastern Ohio will be getting a new area code soon.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says there aren't enough numbers in the current 740 area code to accommodate the demand, so regulators say they're preparing to introduce a new code by early 2015. The actual code hasn't been released yet.
The PUCO is now asking people for input on how the new code is added. The public will have until Nov. 27 to comment.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state is looking at two options: letting those with the 740 code keep their numbers and assigning the new code to new customers, or just splitting the area in half.
The 740 area code now is used in most of southeastern Ohio and some areas around Columbus.

Associated Press

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