San Fernando Valley
Area Code Overlay Approved for 818 Area Code
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the 747 area code will be added to the area served by 818. All customers with an 818 area code number will have to change the way they dial. The new 747 area code will serve customers in the same geographic region as the current 818 area code, which includes the communities in the San Fernando Valley and small parts of Pasadena and Thousand Oaks.
To complete calls from a landline phone, the new dialing procedure requires caller to dial 1 + area code + telephone number. To complete calls from a cellular phone, callers may dial the area code + telephone number or 1 + area code + telephone number.
Beginning April 18, 2009, you must use the new dialing procedure for all calls. After this date, if you do not use the new dialing procedure, your call will not be completed, and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again. Beginning May 18, 2009, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the 747 area code.
If you have any questions, please contact TelePacific Communications at (877) 487-8722, or access the Website www.telepacific.com/notice for more information.