Beginning August 26th, the areas in Pennsylvania currently using the 717 area code will receive a new area code. The 223 area code will be “overlayed” in this area which means both 717 and 223 will serve the entire region.
Anyone who currently has 717 will keep it. Any new phone numbers will receive the 223 code.
The biggest change for everyone will be beginning August 26th, ALL phone calls in the 717/223 area will require the dialer to dial all 10 digits every time. The days of only dialing 7 digits are over.
Calling 911 will not be affected in any way.