The 518 area code covers all or part of 17 provinces in eastern upstate New York, serving networks in the Capital area of Albany and its encompassing rural areas, like Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. The new 838 region code will serve a similar geographic region presently served by the current 518 region code.
When will the change start?
Starting September 19, 2017, new phone lines or administrations might be alloted numbers utilizing the new 838 region code. All calls made inside and between region codes 518 and 838 should be set utilizing the 10-digit phone number (518 or 838 or more the 7-digit phone number).
What will you really want to do?
You won’t have to change your dialing strategies in any capacity. The new overlay will just add another region code to which new phone lines or administrations might be doled out.
What will continue as before?
– Your phone number, including current region code, won’t change.
– The cost of a call, inclusion region, or different rates and administrations won’t change because of the overlay.
– You will keep on dialing 1+ region code + phone number for all calls to other region codes (beyond 518 and 838).