Starting Friday, there’s a new area code that will become synonymous with Palm Beach County: 728 is joining 561 in the land of storied mansions and sugar cane fields.
Continued growth means the county is running out of unique combinations to go with 561 after accommodating the area for 27 years, officials with the state Public Service Commission said.
Existing customers will keep their current digits, but new customers, or requests for additional lines, may be assigned the new area code. Everyone will continue to dial the area code plus the seven-digit phone number to make local calls (10-digit dialing).
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics