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PITTSBURGH - It's T-Minus One on the countdown to the new 724 area code in western Pennsylvania. Starting April 30, callers must use the 724 area code to reach phone numbers in the new code's geographic area. Callers will hear a recorded announcement when they dial the wrong area code.
"For three months we encouraged customers to prepare for this change; now the rehearsal is over," said Sandy Scott, Bell Atlantic - Pennsylvania manager-customer education for the new area code implementation. "Tomorrow, people must begin using the new 724 area code for calls to go through successfully.
Callers in the 412 and 724 area codes will continue to dial seven digits to reach numbers in the same area code, and "1" plus the area code and seven-digit phone number for calls to other area codes. From April 30 through mid-July, callers who forget to use the new area code will hear a recorded reminder telling them to first dial "1" plus the new code.
Check your emergency telephone number. If you live in a community without a 911 emergency system, make sure you know the correct telephone number to call for emergency services such as ambulance, fire and police. If you live near the boundary of the 412 and 724 area codes, you may have to dial "1" plus an area code as well as the seven-digit number for emergency services. Customers in these communities can determine which emergency phone numbers to call by referring to helpful information that was included in their Bell Atlantic phone bill.
Use the proper area code. If your area code is changing, notify friends, family, businesses, clients and customers. If you aren't sure if your telephone number is in the new area code or you have other questions about the code, call Bell Atlantic's toll-free hotline (800-500-2167) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another hotline (800-TOLL412 or 800-865-5412) is helping callers determine if the number they want to dial is a toll call. An Internet site http://www.bellatlantic.com/areacode also provides a wealth of information about area code changes in Pennsylvania and across Bell Atlantic's service area.
Reprogram telecommunications services and equipment to include the new area code. This includes computer modems, Call Forwarding (including Ultra Forward® and Select Forward), Call Block, Priority Call, Bell Atlantic® Easy Voice, Call Gate, Special Delivery® service on Home Voice Mail Service, pager notification on features such as Home Voice Mail Service, and speed dialing lists - particularly those on office phones, cellular phones and fax machines. (Source: www.verizon.com)
To prepare for the change, Bell Atlantic will reprogram or modify the following services to reflect the new 724 area code: Centrex and Centrex Extend services, Foreign Exchange Service, Remote Call Forwarding, Call Restriction, directory listings and numbers blocked at the customer's request.
(NOTE TO EDITORS: For a list of telephone number exchanges - the first three digits of a seven-digit phone number - that will be switched to the 724 area code, see Bell Atlantic's area code Web site at http://www.bellatlantic.com/areacode/Pages/pa.htm.) (Source: www.verizon.com)Area code 724 is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania telephone area code in western and southwestern Pennsylvania, including most of the suburbs of Pittsburgh. It was split from area code 412 on February 1, 1998.
Within only two years, both 724 and 412 were on the verge of exhaustion due to the Pittsburgh area's rapid growth and the proliferation of cell phones and pagers. By this time, overlays had gained more acceptance, and area code 878 was implemented as an overlay for both the 412 and 724 territories on August 17, 2001. Since that date, ten-digit dialing has been mandatory in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Major Locations in PA using this area code: Beaver, Butler, Cranberry Township, Ellwood City, Greensburg, Hermitage, Imperial, Indiana, Kittanning, Latrobe, New Castle, North Huntingdon, Oakdale, Sharon, Uniontown, Washington, Waynesburg, & Wexford.
The 724 area code serves parts of fourteen counties in Pennsylvania. (Source: en.wikipedia.org
Pennsylvania area codes: 215/267/445, 223/717, 272/570, 412, 484/610, 724, 814/582, 878 (Source: en.wikipedia.org)The master list of area codes for Pennsylvania can be found at List of Pennsylvania area codes. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))
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