According to a text message sent to U. S. Cellular subscribers, and several employees, users of the service will soon have to dial differently.

Beginning July 17th, U. S. Cellular users will need to use the area code, even when dialing within the state.

Instead of dialing XXX-XXXX, you'll need to dial 207-XXX-XXXX

You'll want to add 207 to the in-state contacts already in your phone.