So, a new area code is coming to Shenandoah Country. If your number has the 540 area code, don't worry - nothing will change with your number. The new area code will be for brand new phone numbers. Why?
Well, to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the Virginia State Corporation has approved the addition of the new area code - 8 2 6. Everywhere we use the area code 540, the new area code 826 will also be used. Which means, you'll have to start dialing your phone numbers including the area code. So, instead of dialing seven digits, now you'll have to dial 10 - for every single call you make.
This begins on November 13th, so spread the word.