North Florida has a new area code: it is 324. The 324 area code has been announced to serve the same area as the 904 area code, including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, Orange Park and surrounding communities. Simply running out of viable 904 numbers, the Florida Public Service Commission added the 324 overlay. Here is what this means for you:
Existing customers will get to keep their current numbers. But new customers, or additional lines on your account, may get 324 area code.
What will affect all of us is that ten-digit dialing will now be required to make local calls. Probably affecting most folks using a business phone. Hit the area code before the number from now on in the area. And get used to seeing local calls from the 324!