Area codes 601 and 769

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Region covered by area codes 601 and 769

Area codes 601 and 769 are the telephone area codes for central Mississippi.

The main area code, 601, was one of the original area codes implemented in 1947, and originally covered all of Mississippi. In 1997, area code 228 was created for the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. In 1999, area code 662 was created in the northern half of Mississippi.

The 1999 split was intended as a long-term solution, but within five years 601 was close to exhaustion due to the proliferation of cell phones, particularly in the Jackson area. In 2005, Mississippi's first overlay area code, 769, was approved for use to overlay 601. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory in central Mississippi later that year.

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Mississippi area codes: 228, 601, 662, 769
North: 662
West: 318 area codes 601/769 East: 205, 251
South: 225, 228, 985
Alabama area codes: 205, 251, 256, 334, 938
Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985