GREENSBORO, N.C. -- You will soon have to dial three new numbers to call around the Piedmont Triad.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a plan to add the new area code number 743. That means new numbers will now get the new area code. You'll also have to dial all 10 digits even if you're dialing locally but you won't pay extra. The North Carolina Utilities Commission says it will still keep current 336 numbers. However it will run out of new 336 numbers by the third quarter of 2016. The 10 digit plan includes calls to Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and the Piedmont area.
Leaders with the commission are still coming up with a timetable for implementing the new area code.