Effective Saturday, Sept. 23, all outgoing 210 area-code calls must include all 10
digits. This is a result of the newly implemented 726 area code for the San Antonio
UIW users calling external numbers will have to dial 9 then 210 – XXX – XXXX. All
internal UIW calls can still use the four-digit extension. Also of note, no existing
numbers should change and "726' area-code numbers will not be issued until the end
This process is part of the 726 "overlay" implemented by the telephone companies to handle the increasing amount of phone numbers needed by cell phones and other customers. To meet this demand, a new area code is overlaid over the existing one. In this case, 210 will coexist with 726. In order to make this work, users will now have to dial the full 10 numbers for local calls that will include either area code.
Learn more about this process at the Public Utility Commission of Texas' website here: http://www.puc.texas.gov/industry/maps/areacodes/TxAreaCodes.aspx
For info about UIW, contact Neil Schroeder at (210) 805-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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