New area code 835 coming to the Philly suburbs since we are running out of 610 and 484 numbers
Yes, it’s Friday and the news is crawling which is why I’m writing about fucking area codes. I’m not happy about it either but when you’re looking for something to write and there’s a new area code in the mix, I’ll be damned if The Liberty Line remains silent.
Spare me the “slow news day” comments. They’re as bad as they “this aged well” comments that people relentlessly leave on the TLL Instagram account.
Anyways, the Philadelphia area will be getting a new area code. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a new area code (835) that will be used with the current (610) and (484) area codes in the surrounding Philadelphia area.
Shout out Delaware, Chester, and Northampton, along with Montgomery, Bucks, Monroe, and Carbon Counties, who will all be subjected to the new (835) area codes. According to reports we are running out of (484) and (610) numbers, which is why a new area code is needed. Those two area codes are projected to be “full” by 2023 and from there, the new (835) area code will begin to be used moving forward.
Just when you thought supply chain issues wouldn’t impact the area code industry, we now have a shortage. Thanks, Joe Biden.
Philly currently uses (215) and (267) area codes, with (445) being added to the mix in 2018. These area codes cover all of Philadelphia and certain parts of Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties.
Personally, I’m a (484) guy myself and growing up in Delco when people still used home phones, I had a (610) number. Even with a (484) phone number the original (610) phone number people were always saying that (484) was lame. I can’t imagine how the new (835) people will be treated.
There’s your update. Cheers to the weekend. Go Birds and more importantly, Go Union.