Hilton Head and Bluffton has a New Area Code

Starting this Saturday, September 19th, you will have to start using all 10 digits to a phone number. There is a 854 area code over lay, meaning a new area code is going to be added to South Carolina’s Coastal Counties.

The new area code will start on October 19th, but in the meantime, it will be mandatory for the 843 area code to be entered before the rest of the phone number (area code + phone number). If you fail todo so, you won’t be able to complete the call.

Your phone number will remain the same, no worries there, just the new phone numbers added to the call directory will start having the 854 area code starting October 19th. We’re guessing they just want us all to start getting in the hang of dialing the existing area code first.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give AIC a call!

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