What should I do to get ready for the 270 area code overlay?
In addition to beginning to use the new 10-digit dialing procedure now, below are some more items that you may need to take care of:
Update any stored local telephone numbers to include the area code for services such as call forwarding, call blocking, speed dial, voicemail, mobile phone contact lists, fax machines and similar functions.
Be sure to check all printed materials, personal checks, contact information, and your personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included.
It is important to check on all automatic dialing equipment such as life safety systems, fire or burglar alarm and security systems, security gates and reprogram if needed to include the area code and number.You may need to contact your vendor to see if reprogramming is required.