You may or may not know already, but South Carolina residents in the 843 area code are getting an additional new area code (854) . As the 843 area code numbers run out of new numbers, all telephone companies will begin giving out new 854 numbers. As a result of this “overlay” area code, on September 19th, everyone in our area will be required to dial the full 10 digit telephone number to make any calls. This includes calling your pizza parlor next door.
What does this mean for you?
-You may need to update your cell phone contact lists now to include area codes.
-Review and update any speed dial settings you may have programmed on your phone.
-Remember all inbound and outbound faxes will now have to include the area code.
-Even though there will be no new long distance fees, if you are in doubt, feel free to use our toll free number: 1-800-933-1805
Happy dialing out there!