Area codes 682 and 817

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Area code 806 Area code 940 Area codes 214, 469 & 972 Area codes 214, 469 & 972 Area codes 430 & 903 Area code 505 Area code 915 Area code 432 Area codes 281, 713 & 832 Area codes 281, 713 & 832 Area code 979 Area code 936 Area code 409 Area code 361 Area code 956 Area code 210 Area code 210 Area code 830 Area code 512 Area code 254 Area code 325 Area code 318 Area code 337 Area code 870 Area code 580Map of Texas in blue (with border codes) and area code 682/817 in red
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Area codes 682 and 817 are Texas telephone area codes for numbers in Fort Worth and most of the western portion of the Metroplex. Area code 817 was created as a flash-cut sometime during 1953, but available databases do not indicate from which area code it was split, as all original area codes were created in October 1947. Based on proximity, however, it was probably split from the 915 area code. In a message posted to the Telecom Digest mailing list and newsgroup comp.dcom.telecom Carl Moore reported that 817 was created mostly in part from area code 915 as well as a small part from area code 214.[1]

Originally, it not only covered the western portion of the Metroplex, but much of central Texas, the Texoma region and the South Plains. In 1957, Lubbock and the South Plains were combined with part of 915 to form area code 806. On July 25, 1997 it was reduced to its current size in a three-way split. The northern portion became area code 940, while the southern portion became area code 254. Irving has areas that use 817 even though it is within Dallas County.

This was intended as a long-term solution, but within two years 817 was close to exhausting once again due to the explosive growth in the Metroplex, as well as the popularity of auxiliary devices. The problem was magnified by the fact that the entire Metroplex is a single LATA, so several numbers in 214 weren't available for use. To solve this problem, area code 682 was overlaid onto the 817 territory on October 7, 2000.

Counties served by these area codes:

Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, Wise and a small portion in Dallas County

Towns and cities served by these area codes:

Aledo, Arlington, Azle, Bartonville, Bedford, Burleson, Cleburne, Colleyville, Cresson, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Godley, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grandview, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Irving, Joshua, Keene, Keller, Lake Worth, Lillian, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Odell, Peaster, Poolville, Roanoke, Rhome, Rio Vista, River Oaks, Southlake, Springtown, Trophy Club, Watauga, Weatherford, Westlake and Westworth Village In addition, Grapevine Mills is served by area code 817.

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  1. ^ Moore, Carl (12 February 1996). "history.of.area.splits". Telecom Digest. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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Texas area codes: 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 346, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
North: 940
West: 254, 940 area codes 682/817 East: 214/469/972
South: 254