Are you ready for a New Area Code? So the Capital Region is changing the area code to 838 this doesn’t go into effect until most likely till next year ya’ll no worries still the 518 for now but it’s going to be the 838 pretty soon so don’t be surprised if you see a change in your phone number area code.

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that a new area code number has been assigned for eastern upstate New York. The new 838 area code will provide additional much-needed phone numbers for residents and businesses in the existing 518 area code region. The new area code will be activated by the third quarter of 2017.

The reason for this change is to have a stronger connection when you’re using your phones. This area code is going to go into full effect by the 3rd quarter of next year so don’t worry about to much still long way off.