area code


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area code

n.
1. The first three digits of a ten-digit phone number in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, associated with a specific geographical area.
2. A similar number of varying length associated with a geographic area within a country in another part of the world.

area code

n
(Telecommunications) a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls

ar′ea code`


n.
a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided, used when dialing a call between areas.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.area code - a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canadaarea code - a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
Translations
volací kód
områdenummer
TelefonvorwahlVorwahlnummer
suuntanumero
pozivni broj
局番
국번
številka omrežne skupine
riktnummer
รหัสหมุนโทรศัพท์
mã vùng

area code

n (Am) (Telec) → prefisso

area code

رَمْزُ الهَاتِف volací kód områdenummer Vorwahlnummer κωδικός κλήσης prefijo, prefijo telefónico suuntanumero indicatif pozivni broj prefisso 局番 국번 netnummer retningsnummer numer kierunkowy código de discagem, indicativo de zona телефонный код riktnummer รหัสหมุนโทรศัพท์ telefon kodu mã vùng 区号
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To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers for Philadelphia and its surrounding area, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved an area code overlay.
The 619 area code is expected to use up its available prefixes by March 2019.
Neustar forecasts that numbering resources in the 609 area code will be exhausted by the third quarter of 2018.
The CPUC has started the process to introduce a new area code to the area now served by the 805 area code, as the 805 is now expected to use up its available prefixes by June 2018 due to increased demand.
With the 415/628 area code overlay, customers must dial 1 plus the three-digit area code for all calls to and from telephone numbers with the 415 and 628 area codes.
New Hampshire received 603 as its area code in 1947 when Ma Bell set up the long-distance system in preparation for direct-dial calling.
While dialing the area code isn't mandatory yet, the state recommends that callers make a habit of 10-digit dialing now to ease the transition.
The Federal Communications Commission requires the full number be dialed in areas where an "overlay" is implemented, adding a new area code for new phones where existing phones keep their current codes.
Dallas has recently gone from dialing seven digits for a local number to 10 digits after implementing a second and third area code.
I leave my number with the new area code on voice mail (no one actually answers the telephone anymore), and the calls are returned.
The change will increase the number of possible central office codes within a given area code from 640 to 792.
SAN DIEGO -- Beginning October 24, 2009, residential and business customers served by the 760 area code must dial 1 + the area code + phone number when making calls.

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