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203 Area Code - Location, Time Zone. Toll Free? Scam? Who's Calling?

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Southwest Connecticut
Timezone Eastern GMT
Is Area Code 203 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden, West Haven, Stratford, Milford

Receiving a call coming from a new area code can be quite disturbing. It is normal to not know an area code especially when there is a large number of area codes being used to every country. One of the most commonly asked questions about this matter are "Where is the call coming from?" or "Is the call safe to safe?". Below, we addressed this concern and more about area code 414.

What is area code 203 and where is it coming from?

In January 1947, area code 203 was officially put into service. It serves the locations covered by Southwest Connecticut. It was split in year 1995 to form area code 860 and was overlaid with area code 475 in 2009.

Some of the major cities in Southwestern portions of Connecticut that area codes 203 and 475 serve include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden, West Haven, Stratford, Milford and Westport in addition to many smaller communities.

Is area code 203 a scam?

AT&T and the Bell System has originally created 86 area codes in 1947 and one of those original codes is area code 203. So it is clear that area code 203 is not a scam but, phone scam is very common nowadays especially that technology is always innovating. These scammers are very good at extracting information from you and might compromise your accounts.

Whenever you receive unknown calls or if you find the number suspicious, and if they will ask you something that includes your personal details, do not fall these tricks, end the call immediately and block the number from your phone. Don't trust easily especially if you can't find any information from them over the internet.

How do I block calls originating from area code 203?

Below is a guide on how to block a number from your phone:

If you are an iPhone user;

  • First thing you need to do is to open your recent call logs
  • Find the caller's number.
  • Click the "i" on its right side and scroll down.
  • After you scroll down, you will see "block this caller" then click it.

If you are Android user;

The process is somehow similar.

  • Open your recent call logs
  • Find the number
  • Click the "details" and click "block number"

Is area code 203 toll free?

203 area code is not a Toll free-number. If long distance call is performed, charges may apply. Charges may vary depending on the location (locally or internationally) depending on the telecommunications provider. Usually charges on calls apply per minute.

In conclusion

In order to avoid become a victim of scams, it is very important to be attentive and mindful in taking unknown calls. Do not be fooled by their pleasant, sweet and professional voice. They are master hypnotizers and might be able extract confidential information from you if you will not take extra care in answering them. If they keep on bugging you, we have provided instructions above how to block those bogus callers.

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