Arkansas adding 327 area code in February, will overlap with 870 area code

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Public Service Commission is reminding those in the 870 area code of upcoming changes.

The commission said the 327 area code will start being distributed with new numbers starting on Feb. 20. The new area code will overlay with the current 870 area code.

Starting Friday, those making local calls in the 870 region will also have to include the area code, otherwise, the call will not be completed.

Arkansas adding 327 area code in 2024, will overlap with current 870 region

The commission noted that currently existing 870 numbers will not be changed but those who seek new phone service on or after Feb. 20 may be given a 327 area code.

Current map of Arkansas area codes
Current map of Arkansas area codes

The PSC had originally adopted an overlay plan for the 870 area code in an order issued on Dec. 11, 2009. On June 22, 2012, however, the PSC delayed the implementation of the area code overlay relief plan due to the effectiveness of telephone number conservation efforts.

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