Entering the 820: Central Coast to dial 10 digits

Aug 08, 2017

Entering the 820: Central Coast to dial 10 digits

For most business owners, the new 820 area code overlay will just mean more 805 - at least for now.

With demand rising for new phone numbers, the California Public Utilities Commission decided in May that it would add the 820 area code to the tri-county geographical region, which is currently served by the 805.

In addition to learning to dial all 10 digits, everyone launching a new startup will get phone numbers with the new 820 area code. Older businesses that want to add lines will have to choose between a small list of inconsistent 805 numbers or a new 820 block that's more cohesive. Read more

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