Area Code will be Required for Local Dialing

Starting April 9, calls must include the area code plus the seven digit telephone number for all local calls. To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the State Corporation Commission approved the addition of a new area code, 948, to the geographic region served by the 757 area code. Telephone service providers will issue new numbers with the 948 area code in our service area. Calls to this area code will not incur a long distance charge.