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									Area codes 203 and 475
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Area code 203 is a North American telephone area code that covers the
southwestern part of Connecticut, and is overlain with area code 475.
The area codes stretch from Connecticut's western border, along its
southern coast, to beyond the city of New Haven, and ends just south of
Hartford. (The rest of Connecticut is served by the 860 area code, which
will be overlain with 959 at an undisclosed date.) The region
encompassed by 203 and 475 roughly corresponds to the part of
Connecticut belonging to metro NYC. Prior to August 28, 1995 (when the
split with 860 took effect), area code 203 encompassed all of
Connecticut.
The City of Meriden is notable as the only place in Connecticut where
one can call towns in either the Hartford or New Haven exchanges toll-
free from a home (landline) phone.

Counties served by 203/475: [1]
   Fairfield (except the Town of Sherman), New Haven, and Litchfield (the towns of Woodbury, Bethlehem, and a small part
   of Roxbury).

Cities and towns served by 203/475: [2]
   Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby,
   East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck,
   New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect,
   Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West
   Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury

      Contents
 1 Area code overlay
 2 See also
 3 References
 4 External links


Area code overlay
The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control    , in August 1999, proposed an area code overlay for the 203 area
code.[3] Area code 475 went into effect on December 12, 2009. Even though area code 475 overlays only 203, all callers in
Connecticut (including those in area code 860) had to dial all calls with ten digits, effective November 14, 2009 [4] ; this is
because when needed, an overlay of area code 959 on area code 860 will be implemented.
The first range of available numbers made available in Connecticut's third area code was (475) 882-4xxx, in the Huntington
section of Shelton.

See also
   List of NANP area codes
   North American Numbering Plan

References
   1. ^ http://phones.whitepages.com/203?page=1
  2. ^ http://phones.whitepages.com/203?page=1
  3. ^ Regulators Have Area Code Plan    Hartford Courant, August 1999
  4. ^ Planning Letter 388   NANPA, Apr 14, 2009

External links
  NANPA Area Code Map of Connecticut
  List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 203 Area Code
                                            Connecticut area codes: 203, 475, 860
                                                          North: 860, 959
                       West: 914, 845                 area codes 203 and 475                East: 860, 959
                                                          South: 516, 631
                   New York area codes: 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917



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