Area code 803
Area code 803 is the area code for most of central South Carolina. It is anchored by Columbia, the state capital. It also includes most of the South Carolina portions of the Charlotte and Augusta metropolitan areas.
This was intended as a long-term solution, but within two years 803 was close to exhaustion once again due to rapid growth in Columbia and the coastal region, as well as the proliferation of cell phones, pagers and fax machines. To solve this problem, in 1998 the coastal region became area code 843.
|South Carolina area codes: 803, 843, 864|
|West: 864, 706/762, 478||area code 803||East: 843|
|South: 478, 912, 843|
|North Carolina area codes: 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980|
|Georgia area codes: 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912|
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