854 Joins 843: The Lowcountry Gets New Area Code
Did you know that Coastal South Carolina will be getting a NEW area code? As of October 19, 2015, 854 joins 843.
The additional code is necessary because the 843 area, which includes all of Colleton County, has run out of phone numbers due to population growth and an increasing number of mobile phones.
Beginning September 19, mobile and landline phone users must enter the area code before the phone number they are dialing in order for the call to go through.
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