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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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All customers with the existing 215 or 267 area codes should be prepared for the introduction of the new 445 area code.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has taken action to ensure that phone numbers continue to be available to meet demand in the 619 area code by allowing both the 619 and 858 area codes to be used in the same geographic region.
NANPA also oversees the assignment of area codes, central office codes, carrier identification codes, and other numbering resources throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda and various Caribbean countries.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold public meetings to provide information and obtain input on the introduction of new area codes to the regions now served by the 916, 805, and 619 area codes.
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.
If you recently moved to Oregon from California, all of this might seem kind of silly, since the Golden State has a whopping 29 area codes.
The division of central and northwest Arkansas into two telephone area codes will be final on July 20, according to Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
State, regulators and lawmakers have renewed their push to assign new area codes to mobile phones as well as non-voice services such as faxes, data lines, ATMs, pagers, debit card machines and other devices that use telephone numbers.
While I'm sure laying the new code over the old one was the easiest answer for the phone company, it would have made more sense to make the new area codes applicable to data, fax, cellular and pager lines, leaving all standard-line voice traffic on 303.
gov) warns consumers to be wary of return phone numbers using 809, 758 or 664 area codes or the 011 international code.
The creation of the NANP in 1947 established 152 geographic and non-geographic area codes for telephone numbers.

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