Area Code Overlay Approved for Suffolk County, New York | Reuters

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NEW YORK, July 14, 2015

NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential, business and wireless customers within the existing 631 area code in Suffolk County, N.Y., should be preparing for the introduction next year of the new 934 area code.

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the New York Public Service Commission ordered an area code overlay for the area currently served by 631. The new 934 area code will be "overlaid" or superimposed over the same geographical area as the 631 area code, starting July 16, 2016. The 631 area code currently serves all communities in Suffolk County.

To prepare for the new 934 area code, beginning Ju