With available numbers for the 850 area code expected to run out in March 2022, an additional area code is being pushed for the entire Northwest Florida region.
According to the News Service of Florida, “people in Northwest Florida who have phones with the 850 area code would be able to keep their numbers. But new phones throughout the region would be assigned to the new area code.”
All local calls in the region would require 10-digit dialing.
The numbering agency also has looked at other alternatives. To read more on that, click here.