Don't forget to add area code for all calls!

September 16, 2016

Starting October 15, all local phone calls in the 317 area code will require 10-digit dialing.

In other words, 555-5555 should be dialed 317-555-5555 instead.

  • The 317 area code is running out of numbers. The solution? The new 463 area code, coming in mid-November.
  • 463 will “overlay” the 317 area. It will be assigned only to new numbers for new cell phones, new businesses, etc.
  • If you have a 317 number, you’ll keep it.
  • All calls that are local now will still be local. New area codes don’t change local calling areas or rates.
  • Calls to 911, 811, 411, and 211 will still work the same.
  • Have an alarm system? Check with your provider to make sure it’s ready. The same goes for medical alert devices.
  • Have pre-programmed numbers in a mobile phone or business system? Make sure they’re ready.
  • Between now and October 15, you can complete local calls with either 7 or 10 digits.
  • If you try to make a local call with 7 digits on or after October 15, a recording will ask you to try again with the area code. Questions? Visit or call 317-232-2494.