Area codes 619 and 858

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Area codes 619 and 858 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for most of San Diego County in the U.S. state of California.

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

Area code 619 was created by a split from area code 714 in 1982, and was the first new area code in California since 707 was added in 1959. Its original numbering plan area was almost all of the southernmost portion of California, from San Diego to the Nevada border.

On March 23, 1997, most of outer 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. In June 2000, the southern and eastern parts of the county were to split into area code 935, but that split was suspended indefinitely due to popular and political opposition.[1]

In response to projections that 619 would exhaust in March 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a relief plan that "erased" the 619/858 boundary, turning 619 and 858 into overlay codes for all of the inner portion of San Diego County. This change took effect in June 2018; at that time, 10-digit local calling became mandatory.[2] At the time, 858 was not projected to exhaust for at least 30 years, despite North County's continued explosive growth.[3] Under the most recent projections, San Diego will not need another area code until 2043 at the earliest.[4]

Service areaEdit

The service area include the following cities and communities:

* Communities that are mostly or entirely within the City of San Diego

Incorporated cities within San Diego County

In popular cultureEdit

  • Professional wrestler and San Diego native Rey Mysterio named his finishing move "The 619" after the area code.[5] A DVD featuring him is titled Rey Mysterio: 619.[6] 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."[7]
  • The switch of 619 to 858 was referenced in the song "Area Code" by Steve Poltz.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ San Diego Union-Tribune archives.
  2. ^ "CPUC PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS FOR 619 REGION." California Public Utilities Commission. 2017-05-01. Accessed 2017-07-31.
  3. ^ “2017-2 NRUF and NPA Exhaust Analysis.” (October 2017). Sterling, VA: North American Numbering Plan Administration, p. 6.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-02-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Rey Mysterio bio". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  6. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment (2003). Rey Mysterio: 619 (DVD). Enfield, Middlesex: Silver Vision.
  7. ^ "It's Reggie, bar none". USA Today. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 16 September 2011.

External linksEdit

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
North: 442/760
West: Pacific Ocean, 808 area codes 619/858 East: 442/760
South: Country code +52 in Mexico
Hawaii area codes: 808

Coordinates: 32°36′N 117°00′W / 32.6°N 117°W / 32.6; -117