Area code 276

Area code 276 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the U.S. state of Virginia. It was established by a split of area code 540 on September 1, 2001.

Numbering plan area (red) of area code 276

Prior to October 2021, area code 276 had telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. In 2020, 988 was designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which created a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code was therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing by October 24, 2021.[1]

Service areaEdit

The service area comprises the southwest corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including most of the New River Valley and the Virginia side of the Tri-Cities.

Within the service area are the following independent cities:

The following counties are also located in the numbering plan area:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Transition to 10-digit dialing (for 988 as 3-digit access to National Suicide Prevention Hotline)" (PDF). North American Numbering Plan Administrator. January 8, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.

External linksEdit

Virginia area codes: 276, 434, 540, 571/703, 757/948, 804
North: 304/681, 540
West: 606 area code 276 East: 434
South: 336, 423
North Carolina area codes: 252, 336/743, 704/980, 828, 910, 919/984
Tennessee area codes: 423, 615/629, 731, 865, 901, 931
West Virginia area codes: 304/681