Frequently Asked Questions About Area Code Changes
On February 10, 2018 the Sacramento Region experienced a change to the phone system. You will need to dial the 916 area code to make a local call. If you are calling from a landline you will need to dial 1 before the 916.
In the 916 area code, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will add a new 279 area code for new phone lines starting March 10. Current 916 Area Code customers will keep their existing 916 numbers.
In addition to changing your dialing procedures, automatic dialing equipment and other types of equipment that are programmed with a 7-digit number may need to be reprogrammed to use the new dialing procedures. Some examples are life safety systems, medical monitoring devices, speed dialers, etc. Contact the service provider to find out if the device needs to be reprogramed with the new dialing procedures.
For additional general information regarding the new area code overlay, please review the CPUC Frequently Asked Questions About Area Code Changes or visit the CPUC website.