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North American Numbering Plan Administrator Announces Plan for Additional Area Code in South Carolina


"839" Overlay Code Assigned to the Central Area of South Carolina

Inc., serving in its capacity as the FCC's North American Numbering Plan
Administrator (NANPA), announced today that an additional area code,
839, has been assigned to overlay the existing 803 area code that serves
the central area of South Carolina, which includes Columbia, the state

The South Carolina Public Service Commission has approved an area code
overlay to ensure the availability of telephone numbering resources in a
manner that is most efficient and least confusing for consumers, while
minimizing possible disruption to consumers and businesses. The new 839
will cover the same geographic area as the 803 area code. All existing
customers will retain the 803 area code and will not need to change
their telephone numbers. Ten-digit dialing will be required by all
customers in the area covered by 803/839.

For more information on the North American Numbering Plan Administrator,
visit here.
For more information about area code relief planning, visit here.

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