You know all those reminders about using the new 410 area code?
Despite its harping about the importance of using 410, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. still hasn't kicked the 301 habit.
Eagle-eyed customers might have noticed that the old 301 still appears at the top of phone bills. Also, Bell Atlantic's newly issued calling card, dubbed the IQ Card, still carries -- you guessed it -- the old 301 area code.
C&P; said that, despite its recorded messages reminding callers to use the 410 prefix, it will not be switching over until all of its software has been updated.
Dave Pacholczyk, a C&P; spokesman, said phone bills will reflect the new area code beginning Feb. 18. Callers have until November to make the switch.