It was just a matter of time! The East Bay is about to get a new area code!
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday created a new telephone area code for the western portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties because it's projected to run out of available 510 prefixes by the second quarter of 2019.
The new 341 area code will be mixed in with the existing 510 area code.
Existing 510 customers will retain their area code and specific telephone numbers.
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Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: