New area code overlay coming soon - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

New area code overlay coming soon

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - If you live in the 256 area code, mark your calendars.  
           
Soon, you will have to start dialing all ten digits for a local call.
    
On Tuesday, the Alabama Public Service Commission set the dates for the new area code overlay.

Folks who live in this area will have both 256 and 938 area codes.

Ten digit dialing will be optional beginning next month, but will be required June 5th.

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