This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

New 667 Area Code Coming Soon To The Eastern Maryland Region

BALTIMORE, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents and businesses within the existing 410 and 443 area codes serving the eastern Maryland region should prepare for the introduction of a new area code.

Beginning Saturday ( March 24), customers who request new service, add an additional line or, in some cases, move their service, may be assigned a number in the new 667 area code.

To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers for the state, the Maryland Public Service Commission ordered 667 to be a new area code "overlay" covering the same geographic area that the 410 and 443 area codes serve.

Numbers currently in the 410 and 443 area codes will not change, and a local call will remain a local call.  The new 667 area code will not be assigned until all phone numbers within the existing area codes have been depleted.

"Since more people than ever before are using cellular phones, fax machines, computer modems and other telecommunications devices, we soon will use up all of the telephone numbers in the 410 and 443 area codes," said Karen I. Campbell, Verizon's vice president of government affairs – Mid-Atlantic region.  "So a new area code will be added in Maryland."

Campbell said Verizon has ensured that its network will recognize and will be able to seamlessly connect calls from customers of other telecommunications carriers that may issue numbers with the new 667 area code.

The most important facts that residence and business customers need to know about the upcoming 667 area code overlay are:

  • Their telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
  • They will continue to dial the area code plus the seven-digit telephone number for all local calls and a 1 plus the area code and seven-digit telephone number for all long-distance calls. 
  • Calls between the 667, 410 and 443 area codes that are now local calls will remain so.
  • The price of a call, the coverage area and other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
  • Consumers and businesses will still dial just three digits to reach 911.
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in a particular community, consumers and businesses will still dial these codes with just three digits.

Verizon subscribers should continue to identify their telephone number as a 10-digit number (area code plus seven-digit telephone number), and include the area code when giving the number to their family, friends, business associates, customers and others.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,162.99 +121.45 0.67%
S&P 500 2,123.48 +19.28 0.92%
NASDAQ 5,106.5930 +73.8420 1.47%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs