209 Area Code-Location. Time Zone. Toll-Free? Scam?

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209 Area Code-Location. Time Zone. Toll-Free? Scam?

Where did the 209 area code come from?

Stockton is covered by area code 209, as are cities such as Modesto, Turlock, and Merced, to name a few. It was split from area code 415 on October 26, 1947, and went into service on January 1, 1958, while the southern half was split into area code 599 on November 14, 1998.

With 158 non-unique postal area codes, area code 209 covers most of San Francisco’s eastern part.

Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Winton, Atwater, Livingston, Manteca, Ripon, Tracy, Lodi, Galt, Solona, Los Banos, San Andreas, Mariposa, Yosemite, Northern San Joaquin Valley, and the Sierra foothills are among the other cities covered by area code 209

The counties serviced by area code 209 include Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolume. Area code 209 also covers the towns of Acampo, Big Oak Flat, Burson, Ceres, Chinese Camp, Coarsegold, Clements, Columbia, Crows Landing, Dardanelle, Delhi, Denair, El Portal, Empire, Escalon, Farmington, French Camp, Groveland, Hathaway Pines, Herald, Hickman, Holt, Hornitos, Hughson, Jamestown, Keyes, Kit Carson, La Grange, La Throp, Le Grand, Linden, Lockeford, Long Barn, Mi Wuk Village, Midpines, Moccasin, Mount Aukum, Mountain House, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Pinecrest, Planada, River Pines, River Bank, Salida, Santa Rita Park, Sheep Ranch, Soulsbyville, Standard, Stevinson, Thornton, Twain Harte, Vernalis, Victor, Waterford, Westley, Wiselyville, Woodbridge, Yosemite National Park.

What time zone does area code 209 follow?

The Pacific Time Zone, also known as the Los Angeles/America Time Zone, governs Area Code 209’s operations. During all other seasons of the year, the Pacific Time Zone is 8 hours (UTC-8:00) behind Coordinated Universal Time, with the exception of summer, when daylight savings time is observed by advancing the time by an hour to make the dark hours appear longer (UTC-7:00)

When making a call to someone in the 209 area code, keep these things in mind. The last thing anyone wants is to receive complaint after complaint from people who called at the wrong time! It goes a long way to be considerate!

Is area code 209 toll-free?

Area code 209 is not a toll-free number. If you want your own 209 number, online phone services make it a breeze!

To reach a number in the 209 area code, dial the area code first, then the seven-digit number.

Is a 209 area code a scam?

We all assume that if a specific area code appears on our caller ID, it came from the area where it’s supposed to come from, right? After all, telling you that a 209 is from the Stockton area is the point of all this information. Well, we might be mistaken on that point from time to time. Because customizing your phone number is so simple nowadays, anyone can get their own personalized number and use it to defraud others.

Don’t be a victim of a con. You should only answer calls from people you know. Follow these steps to block a scammer if you come across one. Simply press the encircled I on your iPhone, then select “more information” and “block this number.” Go to Recent Calls on your Android device and click,details, and then click “block this number”.

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John Hopkins is Editor at Admire, his One of the original CB crew, John joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as a staff writer on Design World. Since then he's written regularly for other creative publications.

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