Area code 757
The region within its service area includes the following:
- The vast majority of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, encompassing:
- The Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Virginia portion of the Delmarva Peninsula.
Before the implementation of number pooling, 757 was projected to run out of numbers as early as 2002. A plan was developed that would have created a concentrated overlay in the Hampton Roads metro area leaving all of the Eastern Shore in 757. This would have made ten-digit dialing mandatory in southeastern Virginia. However, this plan was never implemented and the area code is not projected to reach full capacity until the middle of 2021. As a result, 757 is one of the few urbanized area codes where seven-digit dialing is still possible.
In April 2019 it was announced that a plan for an overlay area code was proposed, with the current pool of numbers for the 757 code projected to run out in late 2021. The proposed overlay code nor the timeline for implementing the overlay have not been announced yet.
- "SCC Hearing Examiner Recommends 757 Area Code Relief Plan". areacode-info.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2001. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- "2019-1 NRUF and NPA Exhaust Analysis" (PDF). North American Numbering Plan. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
- Ress, Dave (2019-04-05). "The 757 won't just be the 757 any more: A second area code is coming". Daily Press. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
|Virginia area codes: 276, 434, 540, 571/703, 757, 804|
|North: 804, 410/443/667|
|West: 434||area code 757||East: Atlantic Ocean|
|Maryland area codes: 240/301, 410/443/667|
|North Carolina area codes: 252, 336/743, 704/980, 828, 910, 919/984|