Area codes 570 and 272

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Pennsylvania in blue with Area Code 570 shown in red. This map is clickable; click on a neighboring area code to go to the page for that code.

Area codes 570 and 272 are telephone area codes serving the northeast quadrant of Pennsylvania, including the cities of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Williamsport, Stroudsburg and as far south as Pottsville. 570 is the main area code, while 272 is an overlay covering the same territory as 570.

570 was split from area code 717 on December 5, 1998. It was the first new Pennsylvania area code created outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh since the implementation of the area code system.

In 2009, it was projected that 570 would run out of numbers in the third quarter of 2011. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission considered four options—an overlay plan and three split plans. All but one of the splits would have left Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, the two largest cities in the 570 territory, within the same area code.[1] On July 15, 2010, the PUC decided the new area code, 272, would be implemented as an overlay. 272 officially entered service on March 28, 2013. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory in northeastern Pennsylvania on September 21, 2013.[2] The implementation of 272 means that the only parts of Pennsylvania that haven't been overlaid are the Susquehanna Valley (717) and west-central Pennsylvania (814).

Locations that use 570/272[edit]

Counties[edit]

Locations are approximate. Area code 570/272 may only cover a portion of these counties, and it may spill into neighboring areas not listed. Bradford County, Carbon County, Centre County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Dauphin County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Susquehanna County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County, Wyoming County

Municipalities[edit]

Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Pottsville, Williamsport, Stroudsburg, Pittston, Jim Thorpe, Sunbury, Shamokin, Mt. Pocono, Tamaqua, Lansford, Orwigsburg, Avoca, East Stroudsburg, Nesquehoning, Dallas, Montoursville, Elysburg, Shenandoah, Portland, Frackville, Hallstead, Towanda, Honesdale, Great Bend, Brodheadsville, Carbondale, Sayre, Clarks Summit, Plains, Mountain Top, Mahanoy City, West Hazleton, Drums, Nescopeck, Berwick, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tannersville, Milford, Weatherly, Pine Grove

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.puc.state.pa.us/telecom/pdf/areacode/570_Relief-FS.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.puc.pa.gov/about_puc/press_releases.aspx?ShowPR=3135

External links[edit]

Pennsylvania area codes: 215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878
North: 607
West: 814 area codes 570 and 272 East: 845, 862/973, 908
South: 484/610/835, 717
New Jersey area codes: 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
New York area codes: 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917, 929