Coordinates: 14°18′S 170°42′W / 14.3°S 170.7°W / -14.3; -170.7 Area code 684 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for American Samoa. The numbering plan area comprises the seven islands of Tutuila, Aunuʻu, Ofu, Olosega, Taʻū, Swains Island, and Rose Atoll.

History

Previous to joining the North American Numbering Plan, American Samoa used the ITU country code 684. It became the only area south of the equator that is part of the NANP.

The entry of American Samoa into the North American Numbering Plan was authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 24, 2002.[1] Area code 684 was assigned on January 24, 2003. The area code was installed on October 2, 2004, when a six-month permissive dialing period started, and central office code were available for order. When the area code was installed, American Samoa had one rater center, and ten central offices. All calls within the numbering plan area are local calls, dialed with seven digits, or with the prefix 0 and the area code. The long-distance access code is 1.

Initial central offices upon NANP admission
Central office
code
Location Telephone
company
622 Fagaitua ASTCA
633 Fagatogo ASTCA
644 Satala ASTCA
655 Ofu ASTCA
677 Tau ASTCA
688 Leone ASTCA
699 Tafuna ASTCA
691 Olotele/Aoloau ASTCA
733 Cellular ASTCA
258 PCS BLUE SKY

As of 2020, additional central office prefixes were 248, 252, 254, 256, 272, 630, 731, 770, and 782.

See also

References

  1. ^ NANPA Planning Letter No. 330 (2003-03-24)
American Samoa area codes: 684
North: Pacific Ocean, 808
West: country code +685 in Samoa area code 684 East: Pacific Ocean
South: Pacific Ocean, country code +683 in Niue
Hawaii area codes: 808