Published: October 18, 2016
The State of New York will have a new area code starting next year in September. The new 838 area code will serve the north eastern part of the state currently covered by area code 518. Some towns and cities located here: Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Lake Placid. The two NPAs (Numbering Plan Areas) will overlay and, as a result all calls between telephone numbers using area codes 838 and 518 will be dialed using 10 digits.
See official NANPA announcement and map of the new overlay complex (PDF document).
Visit area code 838 page for a list of cities served, map and other info.