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802 Area Code: Location, Time Zone and Phone Lookup

802 Area Code Location, Time Zone & Map

  • State:Vermont
  • Timezone:Eastern
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Major Cities in 802 Area Code
  • Burlington
  • South Burlington
  • Rutland
  • Essex Junction
  • Bennington
  • Barre
  • Montpelier
  • Brattleboro
  • Winooski
  • St. Albans

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The 802 area code is used by phone numbers from city of Burlington, South Burlington, and Rutland in the state of Vermont. As one of the 269 US cellphone area codes, the 802 phone code includes nearly 235,303 phone numebrs and covers almost 226,076 people.

802 Area Code: History & Time Zone

As of January 2019, the 802 area code is the second-largest area code in Vermont, after the 802 area code. But it wasn't always that way. The 802 area code was created on November 5, 1997, as a split from the original 802 area code. At the time, the new 802 area code covered the entire state of Vermont.At the time, the 802 area code was the largest area code in the United States. It was also one of the first area codes to be created in the 1990s. The original 802 area code was created in 1947, and it covered the entire state of Vermont.

But over the years, the 802 area code has slowly been carved up into different area codes. In 1997, the new 802 area code covered the entire state of Vermont. But in 2003, the 603 area code was created, and it covered the eastern part of the state.

In 2006, the 862 area code was created, and it covered the northwestern part of the state. And in 2013, the 873 area code was created, and it covered the southern part of the state.

So as of January 2019, the 802 area code only covers the western part of the state. But that could change in the future.

Cities Served by Area Code 802

Area code 802 is one of the original area codes established in 1947. It serves the northwestern corner of Vermont, including the cities of Burlington, Rutland, and Montpelier.The 802 area code has seen its fair share of changes over the years. It was originally divided into two areas, 802 and 802N. In 1954, the 802N area was divided in half, creating area code 603. In 1981, area code 802 was split, creating area code 725. And finally, in 1997, area code 802 was merged with area code 825, creating the current area code 802.

Despite all the changes, the 802 area code has remained a vital part of Vermont's telecommunications infrastructure. It's home to some of the state's largest cities, including Burlington, Rutland, and Montpelier. And thanks to its rural nature, the 802 area code also includes some of Vermont's most beautiful areas, including the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain.

Toll Charges for 802 Area Code Phone Numbers

Telephone numbers in the 802 area code will soon be subject to toll charges. This means that callers in Vermont will be charged for placing calls to numbers in this area code, just as callers in other parts of the country are charged for calls to certain area codes.The reason for this change is that the 802 area code is running out of phone numbers. The Vermont Public Service Board, which made the decision to implement toll charges, says that it is necessary to "preserve the availability of telephone numbers in the 802 area code."

This decision has not been met with unanimous approval. Some people argue that the new toll charges will make it more difficult for Vermonters to stay in touch with friends and family members who live in other parts of the state. Others say that the new charges are simply a way for the phone companies to make more money.

What do you think about the new toll charges for 802 area code phone numbers? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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