Area code 941

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Area code 941 is an area code in Florida. Introduced on March 3, 1996,[1] it includes the counties of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte, areas along the Sun Coast of southwestern Florida, USA. It is the area code for North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. DeSoto County, Charlotte County, Hardee County, Polk County, Highlands County, Okeechobee County, Glades County, and Hendry County were part of this area code until 1999,[1] and Lee County and Collier County were part of 941 until March 2003. Before the 941 area code, the region was originally 305, then area code 813.

Area code 941 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.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Florida's Area Code History". Sprint. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  2. ^ "Transition to 10-digit dialing (for 988 as 3-digit access to National Suicide Prevention Hotline)" (PDF). NANPA. January 8, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.

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Florida area codes: 239, 305/786, 321, 352, 386, 407/689, 561, 727, 772, 813, 850/448, 863, 904, 941, 954/754
North: 813
West: Gulf of Mexico Area code 941 East: 863
South: 239