Area code 319

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Area code 319 Area code 563 Area code 515 Area code 641 Area code 712 Area code 605 Area code 402 Area code 660 Area code 507 Area code 608 Area code 815 Area code 309 Area code 217The area colored red indicates the geographical region in the state of Iowa, served by area code 319
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Area code 319 is a telephone area code for southeastern and east-central Iowa. The 319 area code was one of the assignments of area codes in 1947, and originally covered Iowa's eastern third. (The map to the right is clickable; click on any of the area codes on the map to go to the area code for that region.)

Currently, major cities in the 319 code include Burlington, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Oelwein, Fort Madison, Iowa City, Keokuk, and Waterloo.

By the end of the 20th century, it was felt that the 319 code was running out of available numbers due to the increase in mobile devices, lines for computer equipment, FAX machines, and other services. In late 2000 it was announced that a new 563 area code would be assigned to northeastern Iowa. Cell phone service providers hoped that it would be an overlay since it would not require reprogramming of cell phones. However, overlays were still a relatively new concept at the time, and met with considerable resistance due to the requirements for 10-digit dialing and mixing of area codes within the same area. In the end, it was decided that a geographic split would be employed. As a result the northeastern portion of the old 319 territory, including Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque and Eldridge, was shifted to the new 563 area code. The new code became operational in March 2001, and became mandatory in December 2001.

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Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
North: 563, 641
West: 641 area code 319 East: 217, 309, 563
South: 217, 660
Illinois area codes: 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872
Missouri area codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816