Hampton Roads’ Residents Will Soon Have to Change How They Dial Local Numbers

Hampton Roads is getting a new area code and that means you’ll have to change they way you make local calls soon.

Starting April 9, all local calls made in the 757 will not be connected if the area code is not used.  Residents will need to enter the full ten-digit phone number (3-digit area code + the 7-digit telephone number) every time they place a call.

In February 2020, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) announced a new 948 area code for the Hampton Roads region once there are no more phone numbers available with the 757 area code, via WAVY TV 10.