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956 Area Code: Location, Time Zone and Phone Lookup

956 Area Code Location, Time Zone & Map

  • State:Texas
  • Timezone:Central
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Major Cities in 956 Area Code
  • Laredo
  • Brownsville
  • McAllen
  • Edinburg
  • Mission
  • Pharr
  • Harlingen
  • Weslaco
  • San Juan
  • San Benito

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The 956 area code is used by phone numbers from city of Laredo, Brownsville, and McAllen in the state of Texas. As one of the 269 US cellphone area codes, the 956 phone code includes nearly 297,775 phone numebrs and covers almost 235,606 people.

956 Area Code: History & Time Zone

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The 956 area code is located in the state of Texas. It covers the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr.

The 956 area code was created on November 3, 1997. It originally served the entire Rio Grande Valley.

In 2006, the 956 area code was split, and the new 956 area code served the eastern portion of the Rio Grande Valley.

The 956 area code is in the Central Time Zone.

Cities Served by Area Code 956

Area code 956 is one of the original area codes established in Texas in 1947. It covers the southern portion of the state, including the cities of Harlingen, Brownsville, and McAllen.The 956 area code has seen its fair share of changes over the years. It was originally split in 1972 to create area code 210, which covers San Antonio and the surrounding area. In 1992, area code 956 was reduced to its current size when area code 210 was split again to create area code 512.

Today, the 956 area code is still in use, and it continues to serve the cities of Harlingen, Brownsville, and McAllen. If you need to call someone in one of these cities, make sure you dial the area code first.

Toll Charges for 956 Area Code Phone Numbers

956 area code phone numbers now come with toll charges. This means that calls to these numbers will be charged at the same rate as long-distance calls.This change was made in order to help fund new infrastructure and services in the 956 area code. The new toll charges went into effect on October 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about the new toll charges, please contact your service provider.

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