Beginning Aug. 3, phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.
The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.
Even though use of 10 digits will be required, no additional fees are applied. A local call will remain local, according to the release.