10-digit Dialing in 717 Area Code to Start in August
On August 26, 2017, 10-digit dialing will begin. It will require all calls in the 717 service area to be made using the area code. Later this year, 16 counties within the south-central region of Pennsylvania will be getting a new area code to overlay with the existing 717 area code. The new 223 area code will be created for new telephone numbers, which are expected to be released starting September 26th. Request for numbers with a 717 area code will be honored as long as numbers are available.