Area Code Change Coming for Hobbs Residents

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - If you live in Hobbs, you've got just one week to switch your telephone number to a the new 575 area code.

Companies are warning cell phone customers who have not made the switch, you'll lose service if you don't change your number.

Cell phone users should contact their service providers for information on the change.

If you dial the old 505 area code from a land line a recording will remind you to call 575 instead, but not if you're calling out of state.