Area codes in the United States may be very confusing, especially when you are a foreigner. Having moved to the country and settled down there, you might think that you have got it all. This is the main reason why we want to guide you through Texas phone codes without getting everything complicated.
Why Do We Even Need to Dial Those Area Codes?
Area codes first came to exist approximately in 1947. The original codes of Texas at that time were 214, 469, 972, and 915. Half a decade later, 915 (the eastern part) merged with 214 and the two of them created 817. Meanwhile, themaincode 214 splitandformed:
- 903 – the code for the eastern region, which is outside the Metroplex;
- 214 – the code remaining with central Dallas;
- 972 – the code appointed to the rest of territory (the beautiful ‘doughnut’ all around the Dallas area)
However, today 214 and 972 are combined into one and the same area, with the dialing code 469. To illustrate how the contemporary region is divided into area codes and make the info more comprehensive. Here the pink area stands for cities such as Garland, Balch Springs, Plano, Terrell, McKinney, Duncanville, and Lewisville (that possess the codes 214, 469, 972). The green ‘cloud’ covers Fort Worth, Weatherford, Crowley, Richland Hills, Cleburne, with inside phone codes 682 and 817. However, cities like Hillsboro, Hewitt, and Waco already belong to the 254-area.
How Exactly Do I Make a Call inside Texas Region and Out of It?
We hope that things have cleared up a little bit. Therefore, today in order to call you will need to type these things:
- +1, which is the international code of the USA;
- (214), which is Texas’ local code;
- XX-XX-XXX, which is a cell phone number, according to the new rules.
All together it makes the right telephone number consisting of ten digits, widely spread and accepted in all areas of the US. By the way, when staying inside the country, the ‘+1’ part can and should be skipped.
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