Area code 334

Area code 334 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for southeastern Alabama. It was created on January 15, 1995, as a split from area code 205.[1] It was the first new area code in Alabama since the implementation of area codes in 1947.

Numbering plan area 334

Area code 334 was the first interchangeable NPA code, not having the middle digit as 0 or 1,[2] officially preceding Washington area code 360 by one minute.[3] To permit a transition period for the reprogramming of equipment, such as computers and fax machines, use of area code 205 continued in the 334 region through May 13, 1995.[1]

The numbering plan area comprises the Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika, and Dothan metropolitan areas, as well as Phenix City and the Alabama side of the Columbus, Georgia metro area. The original 334 territory included the southern half of Alabama. Area code 251 was subsequently split from 334 in 2001 for southwest Alabama, including Mobile.[4] This and 251 are the only Alabama area codes that have yet to be overlaid.

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  1. ^ a b Diel, Stan (December 15, 1994). "Ma Bell gives time to adjust to new code". The Birmingham News. pp. B1.
  2. ^ Bellcore Information Letter IL94-01-033
  3. ^ Bellcore Information Letter IL94-01-029
  4. ^ Lowry, Bob (March 4, 2009). "Flex your fingers for 10-digit dialing in 2010". The Huntsville Times.

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Alabama area codes: 205/659, 251, 256/938, 334
North: 205/659, 256/938
West: 205/659, 251 334 East: 706/762, 229
South: 251, 850
Georgia area codes: 229, 404, 470/678, 478, 706/762, 770, 912
Florida area codes: 239, 305/786, 321, 352, 386, 407/689, 561, 727, 754/954, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941

Coordinates: 31°45′N 85°50′W / 31.750°N 85.833°W / 31.750; -85.833