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Area Code 860


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Area Code 860 is assigned to the Connecticut; the Connecticut state is located in the New England area of the northeastern United States. The Connecticut States border areas meet the Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north and New York in south and west. 
 The Cheshire city, New Haven County is the center of population for the Connecticut state.  This state also occupies the largest land area and also the fourth most heavily populated state in the US. Hartford is the capital of the state while the area wise largest city is Bridgeport.
The Connecticut area is famous for producing famous personalities such as George Walker Bush and Mark Twain.
Geographical Area Served by the Code 860:
Area Code 860 stretches from the eastern area and ends at the northwestern parts of Connecticut. This code also covers some areas on the western border of the state.
This code was created in 1995 to overlay the Area Code 203.

State:

This code is only assigned to the two states, the Connecticut area and the partial areas of the Massachusetts (MA) state.

Counties:

This Area Code serves the 9 counties as follow:
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Hampden, MA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Litchfield, CT
  • Middlesex, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • New London, CT
  • Tolland, CT
  • Windham, CT

Cities:

The following cities are cored by this Area Code:
  • Avon
  • Bristol
  • Hartford
  • Litchfield
  • Manchester
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • New Milford
  • New London
  • Norwich
  • Storrs
  • Torrington
  • West Hartford
  • Willimantic
Overall this code covers the182 cities with 742 exchanges.
All the areas which are covered by this Area Code come into the Eastern Time Zone.

Overlay Plan for the Area Code 860:

An overlay plan for the code 860 has been proposed by The Connecticut Public Utility Commission in August, 1999. The CPUS approved the 959 as the new overlay area code for the areas covered by the existing code. In August 1999, the code 959 was deferred for 10 years and re-scheduled d two years back. This new overlay code 959 is expected to be implemented on December 12, 2009 along with the code 475 an overlay to code 203.

Important Dates of the Overlay Plan for the Area Code

May 16, 2009: from this date a permissive 10-digit dialing has been activates however you can still dial a 7 digit number without any code in the areas of 860.
November 14, 2009: by November 14th, customer in the areas within the code 860 must dial the area code before the 7 digit number to complete the call. However according to unauthentic news the Area Code 959 may be activated in 2010 or 2011.
There is no determined date for the activation of the Area Code 959; however upon implementation 10-digit dialing will be mandatory to make calls in the areas of the 860 and 959. This new 10-digit dialing will not affect the current phone number s and the existing area codes of the current customers. They only have to change their dialing patterns.
There will no charge in the cost of the local calls made to this new area code.

Some other Codes working in the Connecticut Area:

  •     Area Code 203: (Created on 1947)
  •     Area Code 475: (Created in 1999 will overlay code 203)
  •     Area Code 959: (Created in 1999 will overlay code 860)

Leading Universities, ISPs and Telecom Carries in the Area of the Code 860

Universities/Colleges serving in the Area of the Code are:
ISPs:
Some of the Internet service Providers covering this Area Code are:
  •     Toast Net
  •     NetZero
  •     Copper.Net
  •     Basic ISP
Telecom Carries:
The main telecom companies serving area code 860 are:
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMM INC DBA SOUTH CENTRAL BELL TEL
  • BROADWING COMMUNICATINS. LLC - CA
  • CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - AZ
  • CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - CA
  • CORR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - CA
  • MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION, INC.
  • NETWORK SERVICES LLC
  • NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC
  • PAC - WEST TELECOMM, INC.
  • PACIFIC BELL
  • QWEST CORPORATION
  • SOUTHERN TELCOM NETWORK, INC. - AR
  • SOUTHWESTERN BELL
  • USA MOBILITY WIRELESS, INC.
  • VERIZON CALIFORNIA INC.-CA (GTE)

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