Portion of Berks County getting a new area code

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 31, 2018 10:01 AM

(Philadelphia) -- A portion of Berks County is getting a new area code.

Beginning Saturday, 445 will be added to the same region served by the current 215 and 267 area codes.

That includes Philadelphia and parts of its surrounding counties -- Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery. 

The code will be assigned to new numbers.

Current phone numbers and the price of calls in the coverage area will remain the same.

Calls considered local will remain local calls.

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