Area code 808

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Area code 808 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the Hawaiian Islands, comprising the windward and the leeward islands. The code was assigned to Hawaii on August 8, 1957, about two years before statehood on August 21, 1959.

Slightly over 1.4 million people live in Hawaii. Despite the state's rapid growth, and the proliferation of cell phones (particularly in Honolulu and Oahu), a single area code is projected to be enough to serve the state until at least the third quarter of 2035.[1]

Marcus Mariota, quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders football team and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, had a special face mask honoring the 808 area code while playing with the University of Oregon.[2]

Prior to October 2021, area code 808 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 transitioned to ten-digit dialing on October 24, 2021.[3]

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  1. ^ North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) (October 2021). October 2021 NPA Exhaust Analysis, viewed 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Tilson, Skye (12 December 2014). "Marcus Mariota's Facemask". Uniform Critics. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  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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Hawaii area codes: 808
North: 907, Pacific Ocean
West: 670, 671, Pacific Ocean area code 808 East: Pacific Ocean, 310/424, 415/628, 619, 650, 657/714, 805, 831, 858, 949
South: 684, Pacific Ocean
Alaska area codes: 907
California area codes: 209, 213/323, 279/916, 310/424, 341/510, 408/669, 415/628, 442/760, 530, 559, 562, 619/858, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805/820, 831, 840/909, 925, 949, 951
Guam area codes: 671
Northern Mariana Islands area codes: 670
American Samoa area codes: 684