We will now need to dial area codes even WITHIN Suffolk County … even 631 to 631.

Reprinted from Newsday 5/14/16:

The great area code 934 countdown is underway, with the new code’s debut and associated dialing changes fast approaching.

Officially, the last day Suffolk County residents can dial just seven digits (that means no area code needed) for local, intra-county calls is June 17, carriers and the state Public Service Commission said.

That means that to be good to go on June 18, now is the time to reprogram the local seven-digit numbers stored in personal phones, as well as be sure that any service that involves automatic dialing, such as an alarm system, has been updated with the code.

There will be no need to dial a “1” for calls made from a Suffolk number to another Suffolk number, as it remains a local call, officials said.

Phone customers since last July have had the opportunity to get into the swing of 10-digit dialing, with Suffolk residents being in what the PSC calls a “permissive dialing phase.”