Area Codes in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean

Find space codes within the USA, Canada, Bermuda and most Caribbean islands. All these space codes are regulated by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA).

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About the North American Numbering Plan

The NANP is a unified phone numbering plan utilized by america and its unincorporated territories, Canada, Bermuda and most Caribbean islands. All phone numbers inside the NANP have the identical dialing format: NPA-NXX-XXXX.

NPA (Numbering Plan Space) is the generally identified "space code". The preliminary digit (N) is within the vary 2 by means of 9, the second digit 0 by means of 8 and the third could be any digit.

NXX is the so known as Central Workplace Code and along with the ultimate 4 digits comprise the native quantity. Once more, N is within the vary 2-9 and the second and third digits may be any digit. Mixtures not allowed: N11 and 988 (the latter is a brief code reserved for the National Suicide Hotline).

NANP members

The primary two nations utilizing NANP space codes are america and Canada. Different nations, territories and municipalities utilizing this numbering system are: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guam, Jamaica, Montserrat, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands.

Dialing inside member nations

Calls may be both native or lengthy distance (toll calls). Calls between neighboring areas served by totally different space codes are sometimes native calls, whereas calls inside one NPA's borders can generally be lengthy distance calls.

There are 3 methods to dial a name inside a NANP nation's borders:
  • NXX XXXX - dialing simply the native quantity is usually allowed in areas the place just one NPA is used (there are some new exceptions)
  • NPA NXX XXXX - in areas the place two or extra space codes overlay (cowl the identical geographic area) dialing the realm code first is required for native calls and for some toll calls
  • 1 NPA NXX XXXX - this dialing technique is required for all toll and a few native calls between totally different space codes, and likewise for some toll calls inside the identical space code

Dialing between 2 NANP nations

Since it is a unified numbering plan, calls between NANP member nations have the identical dialing format: 1 NPA NXX XXXX. The preliminary 1 (one) right here is just not a rustic code, however a trunk code used to dial lengthy distance calls. There isn't any want so as to add + or 011 (the IDD code utilized by NANP members to dial internationally). Nonetheless, calls between totally different nations are worldwide calls and charged accordingly.

For instance, to dial the Bahamas from the USA or from every other NANP location you'd use the next: 1 242 NXX XXXX, whereas a name from California to New York Metropolis appears very related: 1 212 NXX XXXX (242 and 212 are space codes serving the Bahamas and New York Metropolis respectively).

Dialing to any NANP nation from the remainder of the world

All members of the North American Numbering Plan use nation code 1. To dial or textual content to any of those nations/territories use: +1 NPA NXX XXXX. The preliminary plus signal may be both dialed (with most wi-fi gadgets) or changed along with your nation's IDD (Worldwide Direct Dialing) code.