518 to begin 10-digit dialing Saturday

March 17, 2017 12:32 PM

The way you dial the phone in the 518 is about to change.

The state Public Service Commission is adding a new area code. They'll start assigning 838 to new phone lines starting on September 19.

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However, Saturday you need to dial all 10 digits for all calls within the 518 area code.

A grace period lasts until August 19.


WNYT Staff

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