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Area codes 272 and 570

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Pennsylvania (blue) with numbering plan area 570 shown in red. Note that this map is clickable; click on any area code to go to the page for that area code.

Area codes 570 and 272 are telephone area codes serving the northeast quadrant of Pennsylvania, including the cities/towns of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Pittston, Carbondale, Hazleton, Clarks Summit, Towanda, Bloomsburg, Sayre, Tunkhannock, Berwick, Milford, Montrose, Honesdale, Pocono Pines, Nanticoke, Tamaqua, Shavertown, Dallas, Mahanoy City, Sunbury, Jim Thorpe, as far south as Pottsville and as far west as Lock Haven. 570 is the main area code, while 272 is an overlay covering the same territory as 570.

570 was split from area code 717 on December 5, 1998. It was the first new Pennsylvania area code created outside Philadelphia and Pittsburgh since the implementation of the area code system.

In 2009, it was projected that 570 would run out of numbers in the third quarter of 2011. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission considered four options—an overlay plan and three split plans. All but one of the splits would have left Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, the two largest cities in the 570 territory, within the same area code.[1] On July 15, 2010, the PUC decided the new area code, 272, would be implemented as an overlay. 272 officially entered service on March 28, 2013. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory in northeastern Pennsylvania on September 21, 2013.[2]

In 2015 there were 11 available exchanges in 570. By 2017, 570 had been completely exhausted; only one exchange was left in February, and that exchange was exhausted by May.

Locations that use 570/272

Counties

Locations are approximate. Area code 570/272 may only cover a portion of these counties, and it may spill into neighboring areas not listed. Bradford County, Carbon County, Centre County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Dauphin County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Susquehanna County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County, Wyoming County

Municipalities

Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Pottsville, Kingston, Williamsport, Stroudsburg, Pittston, Jim Thorpe, Sunbury, Shamokin, Mt. Pocono, Tunkhannock, Tamaqua, Lansford, Orwigsburg, Avoca, East Stroudsburg, Nesquehoning, Dallas, Montoursville, Elysburg, Shenandoah, Portland, Frackville, Hallstead, Towanda, Honesdale, Great Bend, Brodheadsville, Carbondale, Sayre, Clarks Summit, Plains, Mountain Top, Mahanoy City, West Hazleton, Drums, Nescopeck, Berwick, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tannersville, Milford, Weatherly, Pine Grove, Susquehanna Depot, Freeland, Moscow

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ Denise McCracken (March 28, 2013). "PUC Announces Ten-Digit Dialing Procedures Begin in 570 Area Code". pa.gov. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. 

External links

Pennsylvania area codes: 215/267/445, 223/717, 272/570, 412, 484/610, 724, 814, 878
North: 607
West: 814 area code 570/272 East: 845, 862/973, 908
South: 484/610, 717/223
New Jersey area codes: 201/551, 609, 732/848, 856, 862/973, 908
New York area codes: 212/332/646, 315/680, 347/718/929, 516, 518/838, 585, 607, 631/934, 716, 845, 914, 917