Watch CBS News

Move Over 303 And 720, The New Area Code 983 Is Here

DENVER (CBS4) - The new area code for the Denver metro area is now in effect. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission says 983 is joining 303 and 720.

cell phone young woman using smartphone at home in sunlight
(credit: Getty Images)

The new area code is covering Denver and surrounding cities including Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Castle Rock, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton, Thornton and Westminster. Those with existing phone numbers using the 303 or 720 area codes will not change.

CELLPHONE TRACKING PKG.transfer_frame_503
(credit: CBS)

The new area code only applies to those getting a new number or phone line. It went into use on Friday.

The PUC shared the following facts about the 983 area code change:

  • Telephone numbers, including current area code, will not change.
  • The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to
    the overlay.
  • What is a local call now will remain a local call.
  • Customers in the overlay region will continue to dial 10 digits for local calls within and
    between the overlay area codes, and 1+10 digits for long distance calls.
  • Customers can still dial just three digits to reach 911, as well as 211, 311, 411, 511,
    611, 711 or 811 if those are currently available in their community.

Find more information about the change on the Colorado Public Utilities Commission's website.

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.