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Area codes '''234 and 330''' are [[North American]] [[telephone]] '''[[Telephone numbering plan|area codes]]''' for part of northeast [[Ohio]], [[United States]]. Area code 330 was established on March 9, 1996. The [[overlay plan|overlay]], area code 234, was established on October 30, 2000,<ref name=prepares>{{cite news |first=Betty |last=Lin-Fisher |title=Akron, Ohio, Region Prepares for 10-Digit Dialing, New Area Code |date=September 27, 2000 |publisher=Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News |work=Akron Beacon Journal |url= }}</ref> but phone numbers were not assigned to it until 2003.<ref>{{cite news |title=New Akron, Ohio-Area Area nally Has Phone Numbers Assigned |first=Betty |last=Lin-Fisher |work=Akron Beacon Journal |publisher=Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News |date=October 31, 2003 |url= }}</ref> They cover the [[Akron, Ohio|Akron]], [[Canton, Ohio|Canton]], [[Youngstown, Ohio|Youngstown]], and [[Warren, Ohio|Warren]] areas. [[10-digit dialing|Ten-digit dialing]] has been mandatory since October 1, 2000.<ref name=prepares/><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Ohio Area Code Update |format=PDF |work=The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel |year=2006 }}</ref><ref>{{cite news |title=Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, Consumer Column |first=Betty |last=Lin-Fisher |work=Akron Beacon Journal |publisher=Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News |date=October 1, 2000 |url= }}</ref>
Area codes 234 and 330 were originally part of [[area code 216]], one of the original North American Numbering Plan codes. Some of the first 234 numbers were assigned in 2003, when a new [[FedEx]] Custom Critical office opened on Boettler Rd.Road in [[Green, Ohio]].<ref>{{cite news|title=CALL FOR MORE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ANSWERED - 234 AREA CODE CONNECTED MOST PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING ASSIGNED 330 NUMBERS|last=Lin-Fisher|first=Betty|date=October 31, 2003|work=Akron Beacon Journal|publisher=Knight Ridder|page=D1|url=}}</ref>
Area code 234 was planned to become the area code for the [[Jacksonville, Florida]] area, but local businesses and the [[Federal Communications Commission]] split the existing area code, [[area code 904|904]], into area codes [[area code 850|850]] and [[area code 386|386]].<ref>{{cite news |url=!headline/1997/fl970402.html |title=Signals are switched in battle for 904 area code |first=Gary |last=Fineout |work=Tallahassee Democrat | }}</ref>