Area code 208

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208 is the North American telephone area code for all of Idaho.

Because of its small population, Idaho is among a declining number of North American jurisdictions with only one area code. It is also one of the few whole-state area codes split between multiple LATAs—Southern Idaho (centered in Boise and spilling into Nevada, Wyoming and Malheur County, Oregon) and Coeur d'Alene (spilling into Montana and Washington). Additionally, the Spokane, Washington LATA spills into central Idaho.

In 2001, the Federal Communications Commission projected the 208 area code would be exhausted in 2003. Due to the multi-LATA structure of 208, several numbers in Montana's 406, Wyoming's 307, northern Nevada's 775, eastern Oregon's 541 and eastern Washington's 509 weren't available for use. However, in 2002 the Idaho Public Utilities Commission was able to successfully delay a split by implementing number pooling in Boise. In 2007 number pooling was implemented throughout Idaho to stave off projected exhaustion in 2010.[1]

There are currently no plans to split or overlay the 208 area code.

List of exchanges[edit]

  • Aberdeen (208) 397 844
  • Albion (208) 654 673
  • American Falls (208) 220 226 269
  • Blackfoot (208) 604 643 680 681 684 690 782 785 789
  • Boise (208) 202 229 246 247 248 258 272 275 279 283 284 286 287 288 297 302 319 321 322 323 327 330 331 332 333 334 336 338 340 341 342 343 344 345 348 350 353 361 362 363 364 367 368 371 373 375 376 377 378 379 381 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 391 392 393 395 396 401 407 409 412 422 424 426 429 433 439 440 441 445 447 460 472 473 474 484 485 489 492 493 514 515 545 559 562 567 570 571 573 575 577 581 585 602 608 629 631 639 658 672 685 692 693 694 695 703 706 713 723 724 728 730 761 780 789 794 822 830 841 846 850 853 854 855 859 860 861 863 866 867 869 870 871 880 884 887 888 890 891 893 895 898 901 906 908 914 917 918 919 921 922 938 939 941 947 949 954 955 957 968 975 977 978 979 988 991 994 995
  • Bonners Ferry (208) 267 295
  • Burley (208) 203 219 312 586 647 650 670 677 808
  • Caldwell (208) 402 453 454 455 459 649 779 965
  • Carey (208) 823
  • Coeur d'Alene (208) 215 218 277 292 415 416 444 446 449 620 625 640 641 651 659 660 661 664 665 666 667 676 691 699 704 714 755 758 763 765 769 770 771 797 818 819 889 929 930 952 956 964 966
  • Emmett (208) 365 369 398 477 963
  • Fruitland (208) 452 566 570 707
  • Garden Valley (208) 462
  • Glenns Ferry (208) 366
  • Grace (208) 425
  • Grand View (208) 834
  • Grangeville (208) 983
  • Hailey (208) 209 450 471 481 578 594 622 720 721 725 726 727 788 806
  • Homedale (208) 337
  • Idaho Falls (208) 200 201 204 206 227 243 313 403 419 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 528 529 533 534 535 542 552 557 569 592 709 719 757 818 821 881 932 980
  • Jerome (208) 210 316 320 324 329 593 595 644 933 944 948
  • Lewiston (208) 298 299 305 413 503 553 621 717 746 748 750 790 791 792 798 799 816 848
  • Malad (208) 766
  • McCall (208) 271 315 469 491 630 632 634 905
  • Melba-Murphy (208) 495
  • Meridian (208) 288 401 412 631 695 706 822 846 855 870 871 884 887 888 893 895 898 955
  • Moscow (208) 216 301 310 596 669 874 882 883 885
  • Mountain Home (208) 580 587 590 591 598 599 828 832
  • Nampa, Idaho (208) 463 467 880 899
  • New Plymouth (208) 278
  • Parma (208) 674 722
  • Paul (208) 438
  • Payette (208) 642 741
  • Pine-Featherville (208) 653
  • Plummer (208) 686
  • Pocatello (208) 213 220 221 223 226 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 244 251 252 254 269 282 317 339 380 406 417 425 427 478 479 530 540 547 565 589 637 646 648 705 708 747 760 775 776 833 840 851 852 897 904 909 915
  • Post Falls (208) 457 773 777
  • Potlatch (208) 875
  • Rexburg (208) 351 356 360 390 656 716
  • Rigby, Idaho (208)745
  • Sandpoint (208) 255 263 265
  • Shelley (208) 357
  • Soda Springs (208) 547
  • Tipanuk (208) 796
  • Twin Falls (208) 210 212 280 293 308 316 320 324 329 352 358 404 410 420 421 423 490 536 537 539 543 544 593 595 644 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 749 751 814 825 829 837 886 933 934 944 948 961 969
  • Wallace (208) 556 752 753
  • Weiser (208) 414 549 550
  • Wilder (208) 482

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Idaho area codes: 208
North: 250/778/236, 406
West: 541, 509 208 East: 307, 406
South: 435, 775
Montana area codes: 406
Wyoming area codes: 307
Utah area codes: 385, 435, 801
Nevada area codes: 702, 775
Oregon area codes: 458, 503, 541, 971
Washington area codes: 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
British Columbia area codes: 236, 250, 604, 778

Coordinates: 45°N 114°W / 45°N 114°W / 45; -114