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Verizon Adding Three New Overlay Area Codes in New Jersey on December 1

Verizon has announced that three new area codes will be added for Northern and Central New Jersey beginning December 1. These area codes will be overlays, meaning that a second area code will be added in each of the existing 201, 973, and 732 areas.

When changes like these are implemented, phone companies also implement 10 digit dialing. So, beginning December 1, callers in the current 973, 201, and 732 areas will have to dial both the area code and the local number to place each call. This is definitely going to confuse people when it first takes place, especially since callers in the 609 and 856 areas will not be required to use 10 digit dialing.

We are posting this to our Web Site as a matter of record and a service to our customers. CTDATA's main telephone number will remain 609-844-1200, which is our new telephone number that became effective on July 1, 2001.

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