It’s one of those necessary inconveniences that we just have to tolerate. The new 272 area code will go into effect in the 570 area code region in Northeast Pennsylvania on September 21, 2013. Why? Because we’ve simply run out of telephone numbers. The biggest difference is that callers will have to dial the area code plus the telephone number for calls that are outside and inside the 272 and 570 area codes. That is effective on 9/21/13. Beginning October 21, 2013, all new lines in this area will have a 272 area code. You will also need to update your autodial systems and contact lists to include the area code. Get more information from the Verizon Wireless Area Code FAQ. Grudi Associates Long Distance Services.