Florida Area Code Changes
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Central Florida Has A New Area Code:
Permissive dialing period begins September 20
Floridas 941 area code is rapidly running out of available numbers
and is adding another area code 863. Effective Sept. 20, 1999 the new area code for
seven counties in South Central Florida will be 863.
To help you become familiar with the new area code, a transition, or
permissive dialing period will last from Sept. 20, 1999, to May 22, 2000, when dialing the
new area code will become mandatory for calls requiring the dialing of an area code.
To accommodate the new area code, you may need to reprogram
telecommunications equipment like speed dialers, fax machines, PBXs virtually
anything that dials numbers automatically (consult your equipment vendor if youre
not sure). Start practicing the new area code now so when May rolls around, it will be
To see a list of three-digit telephone prefixes that will change
from 941 to 863, click here.