New area code coming to state!
Effective March 31, North Carolina residents who have dialed 919 as their area code will soon have to get used to a second area code – 984 – and dialing 10 digits to make local phone calls. All campus telephone numbers beginning with the prefix 512, 513 or 515 will remain in the 919 area code.
Due to the increase in the number of cell phones and other mobile devices, phone numbers in the “919” area code are being depleted. The new 984 area code will overlay the entire existing “919” area, and only new telephone numbers will be assigned the 984 area code. That means that if you live in the Triangle, your next new telephone number might be in the 984 area code while your work, home or cell phone number might be in the 919 area code. You will also have to dial all 10 digits (the area code plus the full telephone number) to make local phone calls.
OIT Communication Technologies (ComTech) is testing university telephone systems for compliance and will publish more specific dialing instructions after testing is complete.