Published: April 04, 2022
Serving a large horseshoe shaped portion of the state of Arkansas, area code 870 is one of the few Numbering Plan Areas in the United States still allowing 7 digit local dialing. Some of the larger towns and cities using area code 870: Arkadelphia, El Dorado, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff or Texarkana.
This year in January the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced the approval of a second area code to serve this same region beginning June 2024. There will be a transition to 10 digit local dialing as a result of the new area code's 327 introduction.