PENNSYLVANIA -- People in the northern tier of Pennsylvania will soon be dialing a new area code starting next week.
The Public Utility Commission says they are running out of numbers with the 570 area code. The new area code will be 272.
As part of the change, people will be required to dial with the area code first. Those who live in the 570 area say dialing those extra numbers will take some getting used to.
"Well, because you're used to dialing the seven numbers and here you got to put in ten numbers, you know, well, it's really not that much of an inconvenience because that's only three more numbers, but if you're used to dialing the seven numbers, then it's different," Andrew Hollopeter aid.
Phone numbers with the 272 area code will be issued starting October 21st.