How to check telephone area codes

Written by cynthia measom
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There may be many reasons for checking telephone area codes. Perhaps you have a seven-digit phone number but no area code or maybe you have an area code for which you would like to discover location or you may want to verify an area code for a phone number. Whatever your reasons, checking telephone area codes is possible with the help of various resources.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Find out a particular area code for a city, state or zip code by entering the name of the city or state or the zip code into the search feature on the white pages website. (See Resources.)

  2. 2

    Verify an area code by looking it up in the numerical or state databases provided by the lincmad or benneytyee websites. (See Resources.)

  3. 3

    Consult the area code maps in the customer guide section in the front of your local phone book to check an area code for a particular region.

Tips and warnings

  • There are plenty of free services that provide area code verification or lookups. Do not pay for this information unless you can't locate it anywhere else.

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