Area codes 812 and 930

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Indiana counties that in whole or in part use 812 and 930.

Area codes 812 and 930 serve the southern third of the state of Indiana. 812 is the main area code and 930 became an overlay area code when available phone numbers were becoming limited. The area is Evansville (812's largest city) and most of its suburbs, the northern suburbs of Louisville and the northwestern suburbs of Cincinnati. Other cities in the area code are Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Fort Branch, Greensburg, Haubstadt, Jasper, Oakland City, Princeton, Seymour, Terre Haute, and Vincennes.

812 is a number that was included in the list of original NANP area codes, introduced in 1947. Available phone numbers were sufficient with the areas growth and has never been overlaid or split. On July 31, 2013, it was announced that 812 would be overlaid with area code 930, the state's first overlay. The move came because the 812 supply was expected to exhaust in 2015; the supply of numbers is limited because portions of the Louisville and Cincinnati LATAs spill into the 812 territory, meaning numbers located in Louisville's 502, Cincinnati's 513 and northern Kentucky's 859 are not available for use.[1] On 1 March 2014, a six-month permissive dialing period began, during which it was possible to complete calls within the 812 area with both seven and ten digits. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory in September 2014, and the first 930 numbers became available in October. [2][3]

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  1. ^ http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/NRUF/April_2011_NPA_Exhaust_Projections.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/jul/31/say-hello-your-new-area-code-southern-indiana-930/
  3. ^ http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/PL_457.pdf

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Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812/930
North: 317, 765
West: 217, 618 area code 812/930 East: 513, 859
South: 270/364, 502
Illinois area codes: 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872
Kentucky area codes: 270/364, 502, 606, 859
Ohio area codes: 216, 220, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937

Coordinates: 38°55′N 86°02′W / 38.91°N 86.04°W / 38.91; -86.04