OHIO — According to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Northern Ohio cell phone users will be seeing a new area code. 

The coverage area, currently represented by area code 440, contains parts of northern Ohio outside of Cleveland. Area code 436 has been created as the 440 area code is expected to run out of numbers in 2024.

All current 440 area code subscribers will continue to maintain their current number and area code. All new phone subscribers will be assigned the new area code.

Additional information regarding area code exhaust can be found on the PUCO website here.