Area codes 978 and 351

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Map showing the region covered by area codes 978 and 351
Map of current Massachusetts area codes (since May 2001)

Area code 978 was created as a split from area code 508 on September 1, 1997 and covers north central and most of northeastern Massachusetts (LATA code 128). Use of 978 became mandatory on February 1, 1998. Prior to when this area was served by 508 (July 1988), it was served only by the 617 area code, along with the rest of the eastern two-thirds of the state. 351 has been sharing the service area since May 2, 2001. Since then, 10 digit local dialing is mandatory.

Some mobile phone numbers from the 1990s assigned to rate centers in 978 and 351 kept the 508 area code just on those mobile lines after it was split.



  • North Central Massachusetts
  • Northeastern Massachusetts

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Massachusetts area codes: 339/781, 351/978, 413, 508/774, 617/857
North: 603
West: 413 351/978 East: 781/339, Atlantic Ocean
South: 508/774, 781/339
New Hampshire area codes: 603