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Area Codes

Why do we need new area codes?


Quite simply, the telecommunications industry is running out of phone numbers in existing area codes. The opening of local telephone markets to competition, combined with rapidly growing requests for numbers for telephones, pagers, fax machines, cellular phones, modems, and other services has rapidly chipped away at the existing supply of phone numbers.

In some areas, the need for new numbers is so great that state regulatory commissions and the telecommunications industry have determined that the best solution is to add new area codes.

For information on area code relief activities in your area, please choose your state.

Note: States listed in black have no recent or upcoming area code changes at this time.


General Area Code Information



To the best of our knowledge, the information contained here is factual and current. However we accept no liability for losses or damages due to incorrect information or misuse of information.


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