Beginning September 21, 2013 Area code 272 has been approved as an overlay of area code 570 by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Counties in Pennsylvania within area code 272 include:
Bradford County, Carbon County, Centre County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County,... Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County, and Wyoming County.
Major cities or places in Pennsylvania within area code 272 include:
Area code 272 serves much of northeastern Pennsylvania including the larger cities and communities of Danville, Hazleton, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport in addition to many smaller communities within the area code 570 service area.