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979 Area Code: Location, Time Zone and Phone Lookup

979 Area Code Location, Time Zone & Map

  • State:Texas
  • Timezone:Central
  • Current Time:

Major Cities in 979 Area Code
  • College Station
  • Bryan
  • Lake Jackson
  • Angleton
  • Bay City
  • Brenham
  • Freeport
  • El Campo
  • Clute
  • Wharton

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The 979 area code is used by phone numbers from city of College Station, Bryan, and Lake Jackson in the state of Texas. As one of the 269 US cellphone area codes, the 979 phone code includes nearly 176,148 phone numebrs and covers almost 169,330 people.

979 Area Code: History & Time Zone

Do you know what area code 979 is? Have you ever wondered where it comes from or what it represents?Area code 979 is located in the state of Texas and is responsible for the eastern portion of the Houston metropolitan area. The code was created in 1995 and originally covered the area around Bryan and College Station. In 1998, it was expanded to include the Houston metropolitan area.

Since its creation, area code 979 has been the source of some controversy. Residents in the Houston area argue that the code is too small and does not adequately serve the needs of the region. Others argue that the code should be expanded even further to include more of the Houston metropolitan area.

Despite the controversy, area code 979 has remained in use and is unlikely to change in the near future.

Cities Served by Area Code 979

Area code 979 is one of the area codes in Texas. Cities served by this area code are College Station, Bryan, Brenham, and Bellville.

Toll Charges for 979 Area Code Phone Numbers

There has been some discussion lately about whether or not to charge a toll for calls to 979 area code numbers. Some people believe that it would be unfair to make people pay extra to call friends or family members who live in the 979 area code. Others believe that the toll would be a reasonable way to help offset the high cost of maintaining the area code.What do you think? Should there be a toll for calls to 979 area code numbers, or should they be free? Let us know in the comments!

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