Area codes 336 and 743

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North Carolina Area Codes

Area codes 336 and 743 are NANPA area codes which cover north-central North Carolina, mainly the Piedmont Triad region and the northern Foothills and northern Mountain regions. It was created out of area code 910 on December 15, 1997.

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Overlay[edit]

Officials from the North Carolina Utilities Commission announced on August 20, 2014 that 336 will be overlaid with a new area code, 743. The new area code will mean local calls will require 10-digit dialing. However, no long-distance charges will be applied within the 336 territory. Those who already have 336 numbers will retain them; that would spare them the burden from having to change their phone number. The new area code will be used primarily for issuing new numbers, and is needed because 336 was projected to exhaust some time in 2016.[1] The activation of 743 will break seven-digit dialing throughout the I-85 Corridor in North Carolina; Charlotte (704/980) and the Triangle (919/984) have already been overlaid. The Triad had been one of the few large metropolitan areas in the South where seven-digit dialing was still possible.

The 743 area code entered service on October 24, 2015; permissive dialing began on that date, and will continue until April 23, 2016 when ten-digit dialing will become mandatory. The first numbers with a 743 area code will be issued in May 2016.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Covington, Owen (August 20, 2014). "With phone numbers running out, Triad to get additional area code". Triad Business Journal. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ask SAM". Winston-Salem Journal. June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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North Carolina area codes: 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980
North: 276, 434
West: 828, 423 336/743 East: 919, 984
South: 704, 910, 980
Virginia area codes: 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Tennessee area codes: 423, 615(/629), 731, 865, 901, 931