Today is 3/29, and as of this past week, our region now has a new area code - 329!
This new area code has been activated to serve those in the Mid-Hudson Valley, who currently receive local phone service in the 845 area code region. The new 329 area code will be used in addition to 845, not in place of it. It's purpose is to allow new phone numbers to be added in our region, as available 845 area code phone numbers will soon be exhausted.
What This Means:
• If you currently have a phone number with an 845 area code, it will not change.
• If you are applying for a new phone number / service / line / change within the current 845 area code region, you may be assigned a new 329 area code number (after all 845 area code numbers have been exhausted). This is anticipated to happen as early as the third quarter of 2023.
• All calls must be dialed using 10-digits (which went into effect last July).
• 845 and 329 area code phone numbers will both be considered local.
• Local calls will remain unchanged.
• You should confirm that any service, equipment and applications recognize the new 329 area code.
• Be sure to let your friends and family know about this!
For more information, visit the Department of Public Service's website.