Area codes 815 and 779

Summary

All NPAs within Illinois

Area codes 815 and 779 are telephone area codes for most of northern Illinois outside the Chicago and Quad Cities areas. It also serves many of the outer western, southwestern, and northwestern suburbs of Chicago.

815 was one of the four original Illinois area codes set up in 1947. It was split in 1957, when most of its western portion, including most of the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, was combined with part of the northern portion of area code 217 to form area code 309.[1]

In preparation of an overlay area code (779), all calls from the 815 area needed to be dialed with an area code beginning on February 17, 2009. A month later, the 779 code was activated.

Service area

See also

References

  1. ^ History of area code 309

External links

  • NANPA area code map of Illinois
  • Area Code Overlay Approved for 815 Area Code - general information from AT&T, the RBOC for the area code
  • List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 815 Area Code
  • List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 779 Area Code
Illinois area codes: 217, 224/847, 309, 312, 331/630, 618, 708, 773, 779/815, 872
North: 608, 262
West: 563 Area codes 779 and 815 East: 847/224, 630/331, 708
South: 309, 217
Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 534/715, 608, 920
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317/463, 574, 765, 812/930
Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712

Coordinates: 40°11′44″N 89°31′00″W / 40.195659°N 89.516602°W / 40.195659; -89.516602