385 Area Code OR:

385 Area Code OR:

385 Area Code


Most people know the area code 865. But in the past few years, there’s been a sneaky change that has local telephone numbers doubling in scope. Wherever possible, area codes tend to be assigned to particular states. In this case, 386 and 867. So, if you were previously calling 388-xxxx, you might find you’ve moved to calling 868-xxxx.


the 801 area code was restricted to the Wasatch Front, while the rest of Utah was assigned area code 435, causing 801 to become an enclave area code and also became one of the six pairs of doughnut area codes in the numbering plan. This split was originally intended to be a long-term solution. However, the Wasatch Front is not only home to most of Utah's landlines, but also the great majority of its pagers, cell phones and fax machines. The number shortage was exacerbated by the fact that most of Utah is a single LATA, meaning that several numbers outside the Wasatch Front were not available for use. As a result, within only two years 801 was close to exhaustion once again.

In July 2007, the PSC announced that the capacity created by the conservation measures would be exhausted by June 2008, finally necessitating the implementation of area code 385. The same announcement stated that 385 would be implemented as an overlay rather than a split, so that the Wasatch Front would be served by both area codes. Everyone who already had an 801 number could keep it. 385 entered service on June 1, 2008, with a year-long permissive dialing period beginning during which seven and ten-digit calls could be completed. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory along the Wasatch Front on June 1, 2009. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


The carriers providing phone numbers in this area code are: 360networks (usa) Inc., 365 Wireless, Bandwidth.com Clec, Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon Wireless, Comcast Phone Of Utah, Electric Lightwave DBA Integra Telecom, Firstdigital Telecom, Leap Wireless Intl DBA Cricket Comm, Level 3 Communications, Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC, Metro PCS, Neutral Tandem-utah, New Cingular Wireless PCS, Onvoy, Qwest Corporation, Sprint Spectrum L.p., T-mobile Usa, Teleport Communications America, Veracity Communications, Xo Utah.

Area codes 801 and 385 serve the Wasatch Front metropolitan area in north-central Utah including the larger communities of American Fork, Bountiful, Clearfield, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Kaysville, Kearns, Layton, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Ogden, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Riverton, Roy, Salt Lake City, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Spanish Fork, Springville, Taylorsville, West Jordan, and West Valley City in addition to many smaller communities within the service area. (Source: www.areacodehelp.com)



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