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Area codes 740 and 220

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517734226 / 519260765812 / 930859606304 / 681814724419 / 567440216440234 / 330937513614740
The regions shown in blue are in Ohio.

North American telephone area codes 740 and 220 serve southeastern and central Ohio. (Columbus and rate centers in Franklin County use the 614 area code.) 740 and 220 are the area codes in the Ohio cities of Athens, Belpre, Chillicothe, Circleville, Coshocton, Delaware, Gallipolis, Heath, Ironton, Jackson, Lancaster, Laurelville, Logan, Marietta, Marion, Mount Vernon, Nelsonville, Newark, Newcomerstown, Pataskala, Portsmouth, Rockbridge, Steubenville, Washington Court House, Zanesville, Shadyside and surrounding areas.

HistoryEdit

Area code 740 was established on September 11, 1997; it split from area code 614 on November 8, 1997.[1] On November 7, 2013, it was announced that the 740 area code would run out of numbers sometime in 2015. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chose to remedy the situation by implementing an overlay with area code 220, effective April 22, 2015. This requires all calls within the numbering plan area to be dialed using the full ten-digit telephone number.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deak, J.N. (September 11, 1997). "NANP-Split of 614 (Ohio) Numbering Plan Area (NPA)" (PDF) (Press release). Bellcore. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Feran, Tim (December 12, 2013). "Area code 220 will be interspersed with old 740". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio: New Media Investment Group. Retrieved December 12, 2013.

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