New Nebraska Area Code

In News & Notes on February 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

A new area code for Nebraska goes in affect on Saturday, February 26th.

The eastern Nebraska area code of 402 will remain in use as the new 531 area code will become the norm since 402 phone numbers are almost at capacity.  At UNL, Information Services has provided a user-friendly site on the new area code requirements as well as helpful remembers on dialing 10 digits instead of just seven when calling even “local” numbers.  Dialing a “1” for long distance calls is still required.

Dialing the area code before a phone number can be a challenge to remember but as this article from the Lincoln Journal Star suggests, this is a new habit to learn and like anything in life it will take some practice.



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