December 1995 AAOS Report

New area code

The Academy will get a new area code, 847, effective Jan. 20, 1996. The new long distance telephone number will be (847) 823-7186. The area code change will affect the Academy's fax lines and all of the staff's direct-dial telephone lines. There will be a grace period, from Jan. 20 to April 20, 1996, when individuals can dial either the 847 or 708 area code to complete a phone call. After April 20, all calls must include the new 847 area code. The Academy will still maintain its toll-free phone numbers - (800) 346-2267 for general information or (800) 626-6726 for customer service to order Academy products.

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