New North Carolina area code 472

In June this year the North Carolina Utilities Commission announced the approval of a new overlaying Numbering Plan Area as the relief method for NPA 910 serving southeastern North Carolina with major cities such as Fayetteville, Jacksonville or Wilmington. The new 472 area code will be activated in 2023 and will cover the same geaographic locations currently served by area code 910.

The dialing plan for the newly created overlay NPA 910/472 is going to be 10 digits for all local calls and 1+10 digits for toll calls. The change from 7 to mandatory 10 digit dialing in NPA 910 will be implemented later this month to meet the technical requirements for the introduction of a short code for the Suicide Prevention Hotline.

The new 472 area code is scheduled to enter service on February 28, 2023.

See official announcement and rate center map of the new overlay complex 910/472 (PDF document).

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