Information on New Tulsa Area Code

This is the latest information from the Corporation Commission regarding the exhaust of area code 918.
The new area code number to replace 918 when it is
exhausted will be 539.
No change until August 7, 2010
August 7, 2010 – “Permissive Calling Period” begins

  • Runs for 7 months
  • Customers will be able to complete a call using 7 digits or 10 digit dialing

March 4, 2011 – “Permissive Calling Period” ends. 10 digit dialing required.

April 1, 2011 – New 539 area code numbers made

Customers may still ask for and receive a 918
number if they are still available.

First Quarter, 2012 – Expected exhaust of 918 numbers

NOTE – No change in what is a local call. The change in the area code does not change whether a call is local.

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