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This map shows the overlay of the 854 area code in the entire 843 zone, where dialing 10 digits for each phone number, including the area code, takes effect Sept. 19.
This map shows the overlay of the 854 area code in the entire 843 zone, where dialing 10 digits for each phone number, including the area code, takes effect Sept. 19. The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News Courtesy of Horry Telephone Cooperative Inc.

Some places for updating

▪  Notify alarm service providers of the area code and seven-digit telephone number(s), so alarm service records and equipment can be updated as needed.

bullet> Ensure that such devices as security door and gate systems, life safety systems/medical devices, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, call-forwarding, automatic-dial or speed-dial features,and mobile phone contact lists are reprogrammed to dial area code and seven-digit numbers.

bullet> Reprogram all related devices to dial area code and seven-digit numbers, and test them for dialing and receiving area code and seven-digit numbers.

bullet> Update items such as stationery, checks, business cards, advertisements, promotional items, brochures, web pages, and catalogs to include your area code and seven-digit number.

bullet> Provide your area code and seven-digit number to your business contacts.

bullet> Double check for area code inclusion on personal and pet identification tags.

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