By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 659 area code will be added to the area served by the 205 area code, which is known as an area code overlay.
An overlay is the addition of another area code to the same geographic region as an existing area code, however, it does not require customers to change their existing area code.
The 205 area code generally covers the west central region of the state, serving communities such as Butler, Birmingham, Clanton, Hamilton, Jasper, Pell City, and Tuscaloosa. The new 659 area code will serve the same geographic that is currently served by the existing 205 area code.
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