Area Code 202 has been assigned to the district of Washington, D.C. Washington, the District, was founded on July 16, 1790 as a capital of the United States. Washington District is part of The Washington Metropolitan Area - population wise the 9th largest metropolitan area in US. All the areas falling under the Washington, D.C follow the Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Area Code 202 History and Geographical Areas Covered:It is one of the oldest and original area codes for the Washington, Dc and it was established in October 1947. Initially, it was purposed as an alternative to the area codes 301 and 703 working in the suburb areas of Maryland and Virginia that were part of Washington, DC. At that time the whole Metropolitan Area was using the 7-digit dialing system; that means a phone number having area code 301 could be dialed with the Area code 202. However on October 1, 1990 a 10 digit-dialing system was forced in suburb areas regions due to the exhaustion of existing phone numbers stock.
According to the 2006 reports of NANPA, there is no plan to overlay the code 202 for Washington, Dc as the current stock of unissued phone number is sufficient for next 14 years (year 2020). As Washington, DC uses only area code that allows a 7-digit dialing; however a number dialed with area code 202 will also be connected.
State Served by:This telephone code serves the entire Washington D.C. region that is part of state ? the District of Columbia.
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mportant Educational institutes, ISPs and Telecom Carriers:Some leading universities and colleges served by Area Code 202 are:
- American Intercontinental University
- Boston University
- George Washington University
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- Basic ISP
- Toast net
- XO Communications
- Southwestern Bell
- Sprint Spectrum L.P
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