Important dialing changes are on the way for Lowcountry residents and visitors. Instead of dialing the seven digits for local numbers, you will now be required to dial all 10 digits. Starting September 19, 2015, anyone making a local phone call will be required to dial the area code before the seven-digit phone number.
Another change on the way is a new area code for the Lowcountry. By October 19, 2015 people signing up for new phone service in the Lowcountry, land-line or cell, will receive a new 854 area code.
Be sure to update any pre-programed 7 digit numbers on your devices. It’s also a good idea to make sure any printed material has the 10 digit phone number included on it.