New 448 Area Code coming to Northwest Florida in 2021

I’m old enough to remember when we were the 904 area code. The 850 area code was originally a relief code as well, but that plan was scrapped and we have been the 850 since 1996-97.

With new phone numbers in high demand in Northwest Florida, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday approved an area code overlay that will add a new 448 area code to the area now served by the existing 850 area code.

The new area code overlay will affect only new phone numbers and is expected to begin in mid-2021.

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