Area Code Needed for Local Calls
Beginning October 24, 2021, if your area code is 440, you will need to change the way you dial. You must dial the area code + the telephone number for all local calls. Numbers saved in your phone's contacts will also need to be updated. On and after October 24, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording may inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. So if your area code is 440, start updating your contacts now so you aren't stuck doing it all at once next month.