The Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday that Central Florida will be getting a third area code next year in June.

The new area code, 689, will overlay the 407 area code, which serves Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and parts of Lake and Volusia counties in Central Florida. The 321 code, which covers Brevard and part of Seminole County, also has some overlay with the 407 and the planned 689 area codes.

Callers in either of the zones covered by the codes currently in operation will be required to dial all 10 digits of a phone number for their calls to go through. That’s already a requirement for those in the 321 zone, which is the only area code in the country that overlays another while also serving as the sole area code in other areas.

The implementation date comes after the PSC approved the plan back in July.

The new code is being added due to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator estimating the 407 area code will run out of available numbers in the third quarter of next year.

The PSC said telecom companies will start prepping their networks and letting customers know about the coming change over the next seven months.

When it’s activated, 689 will be the 18th area code in the Sunshine State.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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