This is in preparation for the state to add another area code to the region.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

(KDKA) — If you are in the 814 area code, remember to use all 10 digits when you are dialing.

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That is a big chunk of central and northwestern Pennsylvania.

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Starting April 3, 10-digit dialing will be required or your call will not go through.

The Public Utilities Commission is also reminding people to check devices that auto-dial. That includes medical alert systems, home alarms, security gates, voicemail and speed-dialers.

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This is in preparation for the state to add another area code to the region, which will be 582.