New North Carolina area code 743

Approved on August 13, 2014 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, the 743 area code will be introduced as the relief method for existing area code 336, covering a northern portion of North Carolina with cities such as Greensboro, Winston-Salem and smaller towns like Burlington, Mount Airy or Trinity. The newly approved NPA will overlay 336 (will serve the exact same area).

After a 6 month permissive dialing period, when local calls within area code 336 may be dialed using both 7 and 10 digits, 10 digit dialing becomes mandatory in April, 2016..

Key dates

  • October 24, 2015 – start of permissive 7/10 digit dialing period
  • April 23, 2016 – end of permissive dialing period
  • May 23, 2016 – area code 743 enters service

See official NANPA announcement and map of the new overlay area (PDF document).

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