North Texas now has a new area code due to an increase in demand for new telephone numbers according to an NBC 5 DFW article published on January 11th. In it they say:
“North Texas is getting a new area code this month.
In response to the high demand for new telephone numbers in the greater Dallas area, the Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved of the prefix 945 as an additional area code for the region.
This will be the sixth area code to be put into use in North Texas where area codes 214, 817, 682, 469, and 972 have all been in use for some time.”
The new code was deployed on January 15th. People requesting new landline numbers may be assigned the new 945 prefix according to a Community Impact article from January 8th. The article reports;
“Starting next week, some North Texas telephone customers who request new phone numbers may be assigned a new area code.
The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972, the Public Utility Commission of Texas announced Jan. 8 in a news release.
A new area code was approved in response to high demand for new telephone numbers in the Greater Dallas area, according to the release. The 945 area code will include surrounding communities in eight counties, including the cities of Frisco, Allen, Blue Ridge, Grand Prairie, Crandall, Rockwall, Royse City, Venus and Waxahachie.”
The new area code will be applied to new landline services, added lines, and certain kinds of service transfers that occur in the aforementioned communities.