Area code 719

Area code 719 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the state of Colorado. The numbering plan area includes Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, Leadville, Alamosa, Monte Vista, the San Luis Valley, Cañon City, Trinidad, Rocky Ford, La Junta, Walsenburg and south-eastern Colorado. It was created from a split of area code 303 on March 5, 1988.[2] While 303 had been Colorado's sole area code for 40 years, the state's explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century made it apparent that the state would need another area code. 719 was split off when an impending number shortage meant the split could no longer be staved off.

Area code 970Area codes 303 and 720Area code 719Area code 785Area code 308Area code 307Area code 435Area code 928Area code 575Area code 505Area code 580Area code 620
Clickable map of Colorado area codes in blue (with bordering states).[1]

Area code 719 has telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. 988 has been designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which creates a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code is therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing, mandatory after October 24, 2021.[3] Area code 970, serving southern Colorado, will also be affected by this change. With 303 having been overlaid with 720 since 1998, this change will break seven-digit dialing in Colorado by the end of 2021.

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  1. ^ "Area Codes Map, Colorado". NANPA. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ NANP Information Letter 87-03-045 (1987-03-27), retrieved 2020-08-29
  3. ^ "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.

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Colorado area codes: 303/720, 719, 970
North: 303/720, 970
West: 970 area code 719 East: 620, 785
South: 575, 580
Kansas area codes: 316, 620, 785, 913
New Mexico area codes: 505, 575
Oklahoma area codes: 405, 539/918, 580

Coordinates: 38°0′0″N 104°0′0″W / 38.00000°N 104.00000°W / 38.00000; -104.00000