California Area Code 279

Sacramento, CA and surrounding cities and cities could have a brand new space code beginning March 10, 2018. The brand new space code 279 was permitted by the California Public Utilities Fee (CPUC) on February 9, 2017 because the reduction methodology for the 916 NPA (Numbering Plan Space), masking, amongst different cities: Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, West Sacramento. The brand new 916/279 all-services overlay will serve the very same geographic space at present served by space code 916. 1+10 digit dialing shall be carried out in consequence and the permissive 7/1+10 digit dialing will last more than normal on this case.

Key dates

  • August 12, 2017 – permissive 7/1+10 digit dialing begins (calls inside NPA 916 could also be dialed utilizing both 7 or 1+10 digits, the latter being inspired)
  • February 10, 2018 – obligatory 1+10 digit dialing begins
  • March 10, 2018 – space code 279 enters service

See official NANPA announcement and map of the new overlay complex (PDF doc).

Go to area code 279 web page for a listing of cities served, map and different information.