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New year will bring new area code
10-digit dialing begins Feb.28
According to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA), due to a sharp increase in the demand for numbers for wireless phones, computers, readers, security systems, fax machines and other communications devices, the availability of the (615) area code is nearly depleted, and will be completely used up during the second quarter of 2015. New phone customers in DeKalb County and other parts of Middle Tennessee will be assigned a new (629) prefix beginning in the spring of 2015. The TRA voted earlier in the year to approve a new (629) area code after the existing numbers have all been assigned.