Area code 757

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The North American telephone area code 757 is a NANPA telephone area code covering the southeast corner of Virginia. It was established July 1, 1996, as a split from area code 804.

The region within its service area includes the following:

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.[1][2] 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.[3] The proposed overlay code nor the timeline for implementing the overlay have not been announced yet.

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  1. ^ "SCC Hearing Examiner Recommends 757 Area Code Relief Plan". areacode-info.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2001. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  2. ^ "2019-1 NRUF and NPA Exhaust Analysis" (PDF). North American Numbering Plan. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  3. ^ 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.

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Virginia area codes: 276, 434, 540, 571/703, 757, 804
North: 804, 410/443/667
West: 434 area code 757 East: Atlantic Ocean
South: 252
Maryland area codes: 240/301, 410/443/667
North Carolina area codes: 252, 336/743, 704/980, 828, 910, 919/984