Area code 917

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The blue area is New York State (outside the City of New York); the red area is area code 917 and overlay

North American area code 917 is a New York City telephone area code for all of the five boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx). It was the first cellular/pager/voicemail area code for the city and is an overlay to 212, 347, 718, 646, and 929. Occasionally, 917 is also assigned to landlines (most commonly in Manhattan, in large part because of the sparse availability of numbers in area code 212).

Introduced in 1992,[1] area code 917 is the first overlay area code in the North American Numbering Plan. When it was established, all the cellular phones and pagers which previously had 212 and 718 area codes were switched to 917, freeing up the phone numbers for additional landlines.

Shortly after its implementation, the FCC announced that any new area codes going forth cannot be "service-specific", but did grandfather 917 from that rule.

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New York area codes: 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917, 929
North: 914, 845, 203/475
West: 201/551, 862/973, 908 area code 212/347/646/718/917/929 East: 516, 631
South: 732/848
New Jersey area codes: 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
Connecticut area codes: 203, 475, 860

Coordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417