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Area Code 617:


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The Area Code 617 covers Massachusetts; state of United States located in the New England region. The capital of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is Boston -- the largest as well as the oldest city of the state founded in 1630.

EST (Eastern Time Zone) is the standard time zone for this area.

Geographical Area covered by the code 617:


Area code 617(created in 1947) now covers only the Boston city and certain immediate communities while some time ago it covered the whole region of Greater Boston, reaching beyond the I-495(Interstate 495) loop and aligned with the Eastern Massachusetts LATA (Local Access and Transport Area) #128.

The reason behind the shrink of regions for certain area code is rapid growth in the use of mobile phones, wireless telephones, fax machines and the dial up internet that require additional phone lines. New area codes are added as an overlay to fulfill the exhausted demand of telephone in a particular region.

This is why cities more distant from Boston were assigned with a new code 781 in 1997. Later on 857 was added as an overlay to certain areas of 617 in 2001.

857 and 617 codes have same geographic boundary; however ten digit local dialing becomes obligatory because two different places might have same seven digit phone number but both would have different code. This is what we call an overlay where the new and existing area code share same geographic boundary.

More codes for Massachusetts divisions are:

  • 339 (created in 2001)
  • 351 (created in 2001)
  • 413 (created in 1947)
  • 508 (created in 1988)
  • 774 (created in 2001)
  • 978 (created in 1997).


Cities in code 617 are:

  • Allston
  • Auburndale
  • Belmont
  • Boston
  • Brighton
  • Brookline
  • Brookline Village
  • Cambridge
  • Charlestown
  • Chelsea
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Everett
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Medford
  • Milton
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • Newton Centre
  • Newtonville
  • Nonantum
  • North Quincy
  • Quincy
  • Readville
  • Roslindale
  • Somerville
  • Waban
  • Wallaston
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
  • Waverley
  • West Newton
  • West Roxbury
  • Winthrop

The region is composed of total seven Counties and seven hundred and sixty six exchanges.

Leading institutions, companies, Airports, ISPs and Cell companies:


Logan is the central airport located in Boston and serving whole Massachusetts while some of the major organizations in the area 617 are:

  • Novell (in Waltham)
  • Gilette (in Boston)
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (in Springfield)
  • Raytheon (in Waltham)
  • Staples Inc. (in Framingham)
  • TJX (in Framingham).

On the other hand some of the leading educational institutions serving the area of code 617 are:


Some of the ISPs offering dialup and dedicated services for the people of 617 areas are:
  • A plus Access
  • A Silicon Networks
  • Ace Dialup
  • Cisp
  • Value Access Providers (VAP).

Some of the main carriers and cell companies for 617 areas are:

  • Global Naps
  • Sbc Telecom
  • Metrocall
  • Broadview Networks, Inc
  • AT&T
  • Acc National Telecom Corporation.

Reverse Phone Check for the area code 617:


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