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The Texas Public Utility Commission says that as of October 24th, the 409 area code will be one of seven across the state in which we’ll be required to first dial the area code before entering the remaining seven numbers to make a telephone call.

The other area codes affected will be; 254, 361, 806, 830, 915, and 940.

According to the Commission, after October 24th local calls dialed with only seven digits will reach a recording prompting them to hang up and dial again using both the area code with the seven-digit telephone number.

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