The city that never sleeps keeps growing, which is why New York is introducing the new 332 area code to the Manhattan borough to keep up with its increasing demand for residential and business phone numbers.
The Commission approved the addition in December 2015 and will take effect on June 10, 2017. This overlay area code is the most effective way to use the numbering resources in Manhattan, meaning it’s the least expensive and least disruptive to consumers.
What does this mean?
Customers with an existing 212, 646 or 917 phone numbers will not be affected by this addition. Only those requesting for a new service or an additional line will be getting the new 332 area code once all existing area codes are exhausted. If you are getting a new phone number with the 332 area code, make sure that your automatic dialing equipment, applications or other types of equipment and phone functionality like life safety systems, fax machines, voicemail services and call forwarders recognize the new 332 area code as a valid area code.
A few more things to consider and clarify:
- Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
- The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
- What is a local call now will remain a local call.
- Calls between 332, 212, 646, and 917 area codes are local calls.
- You will continue to dial 1+ area code + telephone number for all calls to other area codes.
- You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
- If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you will still dial these codes with just three digits.
Have more questions?
If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Telnyx at 312-945-7420. You can also visit the New York Public Service Commission’s website at http://www.dps.ny.gov/ for further information or call them at 518-474-2500.
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