Changes Coming To Area Code For Parts of Berks

 Folks who live or work in the 7-1-7 area code, which includes parts of Berks County, will need to hit a few extra buttons to make local calls. State officials say people will have to include the area code when placing calls starting August 26th.The Public Utility Commission says the 10-digit dialing is necessary because it is running out of phone numbers.Officials say they will introduce a new area code -- "2-2-3" -- once they've used all of the "7-1-7" phone numbers.

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