Area code 251

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Region covered by area code 251 in Alabama.

Area code 251 is a telephone numbering plan code covering southwestern Alabama serving Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties and parts of six other counties.[1] It was created on June 18, 2001, as a split from area code 334.[2] In order to allow people time to reprogram electronics such as computers, cell phones, pagers and fax machines, use of the 334 area code continued in the 251 areas through January 7, 2002.[3]

Cities located in area code 251[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowry, Bob (March 4, 2009). "Flex your fingers for 10-digit dialing in 2010". The Huntsville Times. 
  2. ^ "Area Code 251". NANPA. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ McCauley, Charles R. (February 14, 2001). "Southwest Alabama to get new area code". The Birmingham News. 

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Alabama area codes: 205, 251, 256, 334, 938
North: 205, 334
West: 228, 601/769 251 East: 334, 850
South: 850, Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi area codes: 228, 601, 662, 769
Florida area codes: 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954

Coordinates: 31°6′N 87°55′W / 31.100°N 87.917°W / 31.100; -87.917