Definition of Area code:
First three digits of a nine-digit telephone number in North American Numbering Plan, which designates a toll center (geographical area that allows long-distance calling) in the US and Canada, or a specific country in the Caribbean. The first digit of an area code must be between 2 through 9, while any number could be used for second and third digit. The three digits following an area code are called the central office code or office code, and the next four digits are called the directory Number, subscriber code, or subscriber number.
A three-digit number that identifies one of the telephone service regions into which the US, Canada, and certain other countries are divided and that is dialed when calling from one area to another.
How to use Area code in a sentence?
- Some exchanges within the 062 area code will require that customers first dial the area code followed by the telephone number, according to Telecom.
Meaning of Area code & Area code Definition