Area codes 619 and 858

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Map of California numbering plan areas (blue) and border states. Area code 619 is shown in red.

Area codes 619 and 858 are California telephone area codes that were split from 714 on November 5, 1982. This area code region covers most of San Diego County. Area code 619 was the first new area code in California since 707 was added in 1959, the first to be added nationwide since area code 804 was split off from 703 in 1973, and the second area code added since 1966.

On March 23, 1997, areas around North San Diego County, desert areas and geographical areas in southeastern California split into 760. On June 12, 1999, the northern half of San Diego and the inner northern suburbs split into area code 858, but that split was undone in an overlay in 2018. (Originally, this was to have been a two-phase split, with the eastern suburbs of San Diego to be split off to a new 935 area code in 2000; however, this split was cancelled after the 858 split due to the implementation of number conservation; 935 may be added once 619 & 858 numbers are exhausted.)

After the 619 area code reached a projected exhaust date of 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a boundary merging overlay plan that merged the two area codes just like the boundary-extension overlay of area codes 213 and 323 in Los Angeles County. Since mid-June 2018, 10-digit dialing has been mandatory in the merged areas, and 619 and 858 numbers are available in either area. Permissive dialling began in May 2018. This eased San Diegans the burden & expense of changing numbers.[1]

Cities served by 619/858[edit]

* Communities that are mostly or entirely within the City of San Diego

Incorporated cities within San Diego County

In popular culture[edit]

  • Professional wrestler and San Diego native Rey Mysterio named his finishing move "The 619" after the area code.[2] A DVD featuring him is titled Rey Mysterio: 619.[3]
  • Football player Reggie Bush painted the number 619 into his eyeblack during games. He explained "When I do that, it's my way of keeping myself humble, of representing my hometown and letting them know I'm not going to forget where I came from."[4]
  • The switch of 619 to 858 was referenced in the song "Area Code" by Steve Poltz.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CPUC PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS FOR 619 REGION." California Public Utilities Commission. 2017-05-01. Accessed 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ "Rey Mysterio bio". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment (2003). Rey Mysterio: 619 (DVD). Enfield, Middlesex: Silver Vision.
  4. ^ "It's Reggie, bar none". USA Today. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 16 September 2011.

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California area codes: 209, 213/323, 310/424, 341/510, 408/669, 415/628, 442/760, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
North: 442/760
West: Pacific Ocean, 808 area codes 619/858 East: 442/760
South: Country code +52 in Mexico
Hawaii area codes: 808

Coordinates: 32°36′N 117°00′W / 32.6°N 117°W / 32.6; -117