The overlay will be viable in mid-2021.
On June 13, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) embraced Decision 19-06-012, favoring an overlay that will include the new 840 zone code to the geographic locale served by the 909 area code. The overlay will permit existing 909 territory code clients to keep their phone numbers and zone code. Notwithstanding, clients will be needed to dial “1” and the territory code for all calls to and from phone numbers with the 909 and 840 zone codes when the overlay is robust. Customer training will start in the summer of 2020.
The cost of a call won't change because of the overlay
Dialing “1” and the region code doesn't imply that a call is a cost or significant distance call, as calling territories and rates won't change. What is a nearby need before the overlay will stay a neighborhood call after the overlay? Dialing “1” and the region code doesn't mean there will be a charge for the market.909 area code Calls to 911, just as 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, and 811 won't be influenced, and will keep on being dialed with three digits. On June 23, 2017, the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) documented Application 17-06-020 with the CPUC to acquaint another region code with the territory presently served by the 909 region code, as the 909 region code is anticipated to be drained of available prefixes by the third quarter of 2021.
CPUC held public gatherings on April 4 and 5, 2017 in Pomona, San Bernardino, and Redlands.
At the communities, NANPA introduced the overlay and split alternatives for adding another territory code to the 909. Participants posed inquiries and communicated their suppositions at the public gatherings, and were additionally given a chance to submit composed remarks to the CPUC. Public comments were further submitted, employing email and postal mail to the CPUC Public Advisor's Office. Concerns and questions communicated in the statements respect issues going from the 1 + 10-digit dialing methodology and government-funded instruction to territory code alleviation network execution. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is reminding private and business clients served by the 909 zone code (which incorporates Fontana) to get ready for the presentation of the new 840 territory code one month from now.
The 909 territory code was made from the split of the 714 zone code in November 1992.
The 840 zone code will be added as an overlay to the 909 districts to guarantee a proceeding with the flexibility of phone numbers for the zone. An overlay is the expansion of another region code (840) to a similar geographic district served by a current territory code (909), the CPUC said in a news discharge. Not at all like the past 909 region code split in 1998 that necessary a few clients to change their territory code, the 909/840 region code overlay won't expect clients to change their current region code. Notwithstanding, the overlay will expect clients to dial “1” or more the three-digit territory code for all calls from phone numbers with the 909 and 840 region codes, including neighborhood calls.
The 909 region code itself was part of shaping the 951 zone code in 2004.
Starting July 25, 2020, clients with a 909 zone code phone number may begin to utilize this new dialing system to put calls. The new dialing methodology will get required for all clients with a 909 region code phone number starting Jan. 23, 2021. Homes and organizations with the 909 zone code will hold their present phone numbers and territory code. Starting Feb. 23, 2021, shoppers mentioning new or extra phone numbers for administrations might be allocated phone numbers with either the 840 or 909 region code, contingent upon available phone number stock. The 909 zone code serves the southwestern bit of San Bernardino County, the eastern bit of Los Angeles County, and little parts of Orange and Riverside Counties. The 909 territory code is verged on the north and east by the 760/442 zone code overlay complex, legitimately toward the west by the 626 region code, toward the southwest by the 714/657 zone code overlay complex, and toward the south by the 951 region code.