PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Get ready to dial some new digits for some phone numbers in Pennsylvania. People in Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties will soon see a new area code.

That also goes for parts of Montgomery County.

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The state’s Public Utility Commission approved new area code 835. All the phone numbers in the affected counties currently start with either 610 or 484.

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The approval comes as those areas are expected to run out of the current phone numbers by early 2023.


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