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Vermont, and its 802 area code, in red
Vermont, and its 802 area code, in red

Area code 802 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the U.S. State of Vermont. AT&T established the numbering plan area (NPA) for the entire state with one of the original area codes in October 1947 and it remains Vermont's only area code.

Vermont is among the twelve states with only one area code and 802 has become a source of pride in the state.[1]

Prior to October 2021, area code 802 had telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. In 2020, 988 was designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which created a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code was therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing by October 24, 2021.[2]

Municipalities and central office codes

References

  1. ^ Picard, Ken (July 31, 2013). "How "802" Went Viral and Became Vermont Shorthand for Cool". Seven Days. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Transition to 10-digit dialing (for 988 as 3-digit access to National Suicide Prevention Hotline)" (PDF). North American Numbering Plan Administrator. January 8, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
Vermont area codes: 802
North: 819/873
West: 518/838 area code 802 East: 603
South: 413
Massachusetts area codes: 339/781, 351/978, 413, 508/774, 617/857
New Hampshire area codes: 603
New York area codes: 212/332/646, 315/680, 347/718/929, 516, 518/838, 585, 607, 631/934, 716, 845, 914, 917
Quebec area codes: 367/418/581, 438/514, 450/579, 819/873

Coordinates: 44°20′N 72°30′W / 44.33°N 72.50°W / 44.33; -72.50