714/657 Area Code

The PUC has approved an overlay for the 714 are code to accommodate the need for more telephone numbers. The new 657 area code will serve customers in the same geographic region as the current 714 area code, which is located primarily in Orange County, and is used by telephone customers in Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, and Yorba Linda and other cities. When an overlay area code is implemented, people with a 714 or the new 657 area code must dial 1 + area code + seven-digit number when making calls to all locations.

  • On February 23, 2008, customers should begin dialing 1 + area code + seven-digit number whenever a call is placed from the 714 area code.
  • Beginning August 23, 2008, customers must use the new dialing procedure for calls
  • New telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the 657 area code starting September 23, 2008
  • Cities Within the 714 Area Code 

The local calling area or the cost of long distance calls for customers living in the 714 area code will not change. Also, customers will still dial be able to reach to reach 911, as well as 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, and 711, by dialing just three digits.

For the associated documents related to the 714 area code overlay, check out the links below.

For questions unanswered by your service provider and by the Questions and Answers document, please call (866) 340-6147.

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