The 812 Area Code is running out of numbers.
The two main ideas to fix the problem are to split the current area served by 812 or to just add another area code to the same area where new number would fall into the new area code.
That second option seems to be the one that The Office of Utility Consumer Councilor is recommending.
An actual decision will be made by the state regulatory commission by the end of this year.
Under the plan, existing numbers in the 812 area code will remain the same.
New phones and services will get a different area code beginning late next year or 2015 which is when 812 will run out of numbers.