Area code 870

Area code 870 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan for eastern and southern Arkansas. It was created on April 14, 1997 in a split from area code 501, Arkansas's original area code of 1947.

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The numbering plan area comprises most of the state outside Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers. Major cities in the coverage area include Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, El Dorado, and West Memphis.

The area code was the first to split from Arkansas's original area code 501. The supply of unassigned telephone numbers for 870 was projected to run out sometime in 2013, according to the Arkansas Public Service Commission, prompting a December 2009 approval of an overlay plan for this portion of the state. Area code 327 was assigned for this purpose in January 2010,[1] but the release of little-used exchanges soon began freeing numbers,[2] and the overlay was indefinitely suspended in June 2012. This was due to nationwide number pooling.[3] Area code 327 is still reserved as a second area code in this area. Area code 870 is projected to exhaust in December 2023.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/newsletters/NANPA_4Q09.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/NRUF/April_2012_NPA_Exhaust_Projections.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2012-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "NPA Exhaust Projections April 2020" (PDF).

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Arkansas area codes: 479, 501, 870
North: 417, 479, 501, 573
West: 501, 539/918, 580, 430/903 area code 870 East: 573, 731, 901, 662
South: 430/903, 318
Missouri area codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Tennessee area codes: 423, 615/629, 731, 865, 901, 931
Mississippi area codes: 228, 601/769, 662
Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Texas area codes: 210/726, 214/469/972, 254, 281/346/713/832, 325, 361, 409, 430/903, 432, 512/737, 682/817, 806, 830, 915, 936, 940, 956, 979
Oklahoma area codes: 405, 539/918, 580

Coordinates: 34°12′N 92°00′W / 34.2°N 92.0°W / 34.2; -92.0 (Area code 870)