We wrote about this change back in March. That was at the start of a consultation period regarding local residents in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch having to dial the area code to call a 01202 number.
Well, its confirmed. As of the 1st November that is what these people will have to do.
To help with the transition, callers who forget will hear a free message telling them to include the area code. Ofcom will also be working in advance with local groups within the community to ensure as many people are informed as possible.