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Area codes 619 and 858

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Map of California numbering plan areas (blue) and border states. Area code 619 is shown in red.

Area codes 619 and 858 are two of the California telephone area codes serving San Diego County. Area code 619 was created by a split from 714 in 1982, and was the first new area code in California since 707 was added in 1959.

On March 23, 1997, areas around northern San Diego County, desert areas and geographical areas in southeastern California split into 760. On June 12, 1999, the northern half of San Diego and the inner northern suburbs split into area code 858.

After the 619 area code reached a projected exhaust date of 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a boundary merging overlay plan that merged area codes 619 and 858. This change took effect in June 2018; at that time, 10-digit local calling became mandatory, with those who tried calling the traditional 7 digits hearing a recorded message to remind them.[1]

Cities and communities served by 619/858Edit

In popular cultureEdit

  • Professional wrestler and San Diego native Rey Mysterio named his finishing move "The 619" after the area code.[2] A DVD featuring him is titled Rey Mysterio: 619.[3] His entrance theme is called “Booyaka 619” and is performed by fellow San Diego natives P.O.D..
  • Football player Reggie Bush painted the number 619 into his eyeblack during games. He explained "When I do that, it's my way of keeping myself humble, of representing my hometown and letting them know I'm not going to forget where I came from."[4]
  • The switch of 619 to 858 was referenced in the song "Area Code" by Steve Poltz.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CPUC PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS FOR 619 REGION." California Public Utilities Commission. 2017-05-01. Accessed 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ "Rey Mysterio bio". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment (2003). Rey Mysterio: 619 (DVD). Enfield, Middlesex: Silver Vision.
  4. ^ "It's Reggie, bar none". USA Today. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 16 September 2011.

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