New Area Code Coming?

The Central Florida area of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, as well as portions of Volusia and Lake counties, are all served by the 407 area code.

And the people who are in charge of distributing phone numbers say that, before much longer, they will have filled every available phone number for that area code.

Officials have, therefore, submitted a request to bring a new area code online.

Should the Public Service Commission agree during its July 10 meeting, then the area code 689 would be added to those that already exist in the Sunshine State, with an apparent focus on the Central Florida area.

If the PSC agrees with the request to add the new area code, it is not known at this time how soon it would be pressed into service, or how it would be applied.

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