Area code 269 is the telephone area code serving the southwest portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Communities using 269 include Dowagiac, Allegan, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo,
Buchanan, Paw Paw, Portage, Otsego, Plainwell, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Marshall, Niles, Three Rivers, Sturgis, South Haven, Berrien Springs, and Bridgman.
269 was created as a split of area code 616 on July 13, 2002. The 269 area covers roughly the lower third of 616 before the split. Frontier and AT&T are the predominant local telephone carriers.