Area codes 812 and 930

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Area code 812)
Jump to: navigation, search
Indiana counties that in whole or in part use 812 and 930.

Area codes 812 and 930 are area codes serving the southern third of the state of Indiana. 812 is the main area code, while 930 is an overlay covering the same area. They cover the northern suburbs of Louisville and the northwestern suburbs of Cincinnati, as well as Evansville (812's largest city) and most of its suburbs. Other cities in region are Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Fort Branch, Greensburg, Haubstadt, Jasper, Oakland City, Princeton, Seymour, Terre Haute, and Vincennes.

812, was introduced in 1947 as one of the original area codes. Due to southern Indiana's relatively low population density, 812 was one of the declining number of original area codes to have never been split or overlaid. However, on 31 July 2013, it was announced that 812 would be overlaid with area code 930, the state's first overlay. The move came because 812 was due 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 aren't 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]

Communities using 812[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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

External links[edit]

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