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301 Area Code: Location, Time Zone and Phone Lookup

301 Area Code Location, Time Zone & Map

  • State:Maryland
  • Timezone:Eastern
  • Current Time:

Major Cities in 301 Area Code
  • Germantown
  • Silver Spring
  • Waldorf
  • Frederick
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Gaithersburg
  • Bowie
  • Aspen Hill
  • Wheaton

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The 301 area code is used by phone numbers from city of Germantown, Silver Spring, and Waldorf in the state of Maryland. As one of the 269 US cellphone area codes, the 301 phone code includes nearly 868,557 phone numebrs and covers almost 813,513 people.

301 Area Code: History & Time Zone

When you dial 301 on your phone, you reach someone in the western suburbs of Washington, D.C. The 301 area code was one of the original area codes established in 1947 and covered all of Maryland. As the population grew, the 301 area code was split into several different area codes. In 1995, the 240 area code was created to serve the western suburbs of D.C. and the 301 area code was split into the 240 and 410 area codes. The 410 area code serves central and eastern Maryland.

Cities Served by Area Code 301

301 area code cities served.301 is a Maryland area code serving primarily the western portion of the state, including Frederick, Hagerstown, and Cumberland.

301 also serves portions of northeastern West Virginia and was once proposed as an overlay for the entire state.

Toll Charges for 301 Area Code Phone Numbers

301 area code phone numbers will now be charged a toll when called. This change is an effort to help offset the high costs of running the area code.For many years, 301 area code phone numbers have been toll-free. This is no longer the case as of July 1, 2017. Those who call a 301 number will now be charged a per-minute rate, depending on their phone plan.

This change is sure to cause some confusion, as many people are not aware of the new charges. However, it is important to note that this only affects calls to 301 numbers from within the United States. Calls from other countries will still be toll-free.

The new toll rates are as follows:

- landlines: $0.02/minute

- cell phones: $0.05/minute

- toll-free numbers: $0.02/minute

It is important to be aware of these charges, especially if you are regularly calling 301 numbers. Hopefully, this change will help to offset some of the high costs of running the area code.

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