10-digit dialing comes soon
River Falls and the northern half of the state will be the first Wisconsinites to start using a new area-code phone procedure. Called an "overlay," it involves adding a second area code to a region now assigned the prefix 715. The additional will be 534.
According to Wisconsin Public Service Commission spokeswoman Teresa Smith, the overlay starts at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 17. Smith says there are a few key points: