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10-digit dialing begins Saturday for 805 area code

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Friday is the last day people can only dial seven digits to call out.

The mandatory 10-digit dial begins Saturday after the new area code of 820 went into effect December 2017.

Starting June 2, if residents try dialing a local landline or their neighbor without dialing the area code first, the call won't go through. 

The new 820 area code isn't replacing 805 and won't change any current phone numbers with 805 area codes. The new area code will only be applied to brand-new numbers established in the area. 

The 805 area code started in June 1957 and has split twice in the past - to area codes of 213 and 661. 

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820: The Central Coast's newest area code

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