10 Things You Should Update Today
Starting Saturday, 9.19.15, all calls will require 10-digits (Area Code + number) for completion. It’s time to prepare.
This change is due to the SC Area Code Overlay which will add a new area code, 854, to accommodate the increased demand for phone numbers along the SC coast, including Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and the Lowcountry – Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island.
While your phone number will not change, there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to get in the habit of dialing 10-digits! It already works. For our forward-thinking friends who like to get ahead of the game, we’ve assembled a list of items you may need to update to include the 843 area code to meet the 10-digit dialing requirement. Remember, starting September 19th, local calls must include the area code!
10-Digit Dialing Checklist
- Phone Contact Lists and Speed Dials
- Voicemail, Call Forwarding, and other call routing
- Life Safety and Medical Monitoring Equipment
- Fire and Security Systems
- Fax Machines
- Security Gates
- Websites and Advertising
- Personal and Business Checks
- Stationary and Labels
- Pet Tags
Good for you, getting started right now. Be a friend and SHARE! For more information about the SC Area Code Overlay, click here.