Area code 910

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North Carolina Area Codes

Area code 910 is an area code serving southeastern North Carolina, including the cities of Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Laurinburg, Lumberton and Wilmington.

It was established on November 14, 1993, as a split from area code 919. Its creation came with some fanfare, as it was North Carolina's first new area code in 39 years. Originally, it covered a fan-shaped region in the southeastern and east-central portions of the state. This was a somewhat unusual configuration, as the two parts were only connected by a tendril in the Sandhills. However, while southeastern North Carolina was not large enough at the time for its own area code, it was too large to stay in 919.

It was itself split on December 15, 1997, when area code 336 was created from most of the western portion (the Piedmont Triad).

Prior usage for TWX[edit]

The 910 area code was one of three US regional area codes for the former AT&T TWX (TeletypeWriter eXchange) network, sold to Western Union in 1969 and renamed as Telex II. It covered every US point west of the Mississippi River.

The original TWX area codes were 510 in the US and 610 in Canada. The addition of 710 in the Northeast (New England, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA and WV), 810 in MI OH IN and most of the South (NC SC GA FL LA MS FL AL KY) and 910 west of the Mississippi allowed each major city one or more local exchange prefixes in the special area code.[1] The service ran at 110 bits per second on Bell 101 modems and mechanical teletypewriters.

The special US TWX area codes (510, 710, 810, 910) were decommissioned in 1981; Canada moved its remaining 1-610 numbers to area code 600 in 1992.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traffic Routing Guide, sec. 15-16, AT&T, 1975

External links[edit]

North Carolina area codes: 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980
North: 252, 336, 919/984
West: 704/980 910 East: Atlantic Ocean
South: 843
South Carolina area codes: 803, 843, 864