Detroit’s 313 area code is running out of unassigned numbers. This means Detroit could get a new area code soon.
According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, that new area code, 679, could come soon to Detroit and its surrounding areas.
The MPSC will hold a public hearing in March with a proposal for the overlay area code. Detroit’s 313 area code is projected to run out of unassigned phone numbers in 2025, according to a press release from the MPSC. The public hearing is set for March 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Frank Hayden Community Room #236 at Wayne County Community College District’s downtown campus.
According to the MPSC, the new code would “cover the same geographic territory of the 313 area code, without splitting the current area code boundaries or requiring a change of numbers for existing phone users by moving existing 313 phones to a new area code.”
The 313 area code covers many areas, including Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park, and the suburbs of Allen Park, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, the Grosse Pointes, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Redford Township, River Rouge and Taylor.