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304, 681

Area Code Updates

On February 13, 2008, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (WV PSC) issued an order (Case No. 00-0953-T-PC) that adopted an all-services overlay plan for the 304 Numbering Plan Area (NPA). The 304 NPA covers the entire state of West Virginia. Under the overlay plan, all local calls dialed from West Virginia must be dialed using a 10-digit pattern. Key dates are outlined below:

The permissive dialing period for 10-digit local dialing began July 26, 2008, at 12:01 a.m. During the permissive dialing period, all local calls dialed from West Virginia still may be dialed using seven digits - although subscribers are encouraged to begin dialing 10-digits starting July 26, 2008.

The mandatory dialing period begins February 28, 2009 at which time all local calls dialed from West Virginia must be dialed as 10-digits and 7-digit local calling will no longer be allowed. The statewide 304/681 NPA Relief Plan will not affect rates or local calling areas. No existing phone numbers will change.

Starting March 28, 2009, customers requesting new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the new 681 area code. Again, activation of the new 681 NPA will not result in any changes in Verizon rates or local calling areas.

For more information on West Virginia's statewide 304/681 overlay, please visit,, or contact your Verizon service representative at 304-954-6200 for residential service or 1-800-562-2355 for business service.

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