Area code 940

Area code 940 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the U.S. state of Texas in the Wichita Falls and Denton areas. It was created on July 7, 1997, in a split from area code 817.

Area code 806Area code 940Area codes 682 and 817Area codes 682 and 817Area codes 214, 469, 972, and 945Area codes 214, 469, 945, and 972Area codes 430 and 903Area code 575Area code 915Area code 432Area codes 281, 346, 713, and 832Area codes 281, 713, and 832Area code 979Area code 936Area code 409Area code 361Area code 956Area code 210Area code 210Area code 830Area code 512Area code 254Area code 325Area code 318Area code 337Area code 870Area code 580
Map of Texas and adjacent regions, with numbering plan area 940 highlighted.

Service areaEdit

Counties:

Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cooke, Cottle, Denton, Foard, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young

Towns and cities:

Alvord, Archer City, Argyle, Aubrey, Bellevue, Benjamin, Bluegrove, Bowie, Boyd, Bridgeport, Bryson, Burkburnett, Byers, Cee Vee, Chico, Childress, Chillicothe, Corinth, Crowell, Decatur, Dennis, Denton, Electra, Era, Forestburg, Gainesville, Gordon, Goree, Graford, Graham, Greenwood, Harrold, Haskell, Henrietta, Holliday, Iowa Park, Jacksboro, Jermyn, Justin, Kamay, Knox City, Krum, Lantana, Lake Dallas, Lindsay, Loving, Megargel, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Mingus, Montague, Muenster, Munday, Myra, Newark, Newcastle, Nocona, O'Brien, Oklaunion, Old Glory, Olney, Palo Pinto, Paradise, Perrin, Petrolia, Pilot Point, Ponder, Poolville, Quanah, Ringgold, Rochester, Rosston, Rule, Saint Jo, Sanger, Santo, Scotland, Seymour, Sheppard Air Force Base, Slidell, South Bend, Sunset, Tell, Throckmorton, Tioga, Valley View, Vernon, Weinert, Whitt, Wichita Falls, Windthorst and Woodson

Ten-digit dialingEdit

Area code 940 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.[1]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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
North: 580
West: 806 area code 940 East: 214/469/972, 430/903
South: 254, 325, area codes 682 and 817
Oklahoma area codes: 405, 539/918, 580

  1. ^ "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.