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248 Area Code. Location. Time Zone. Toll Free? Scam? Who's Calling?

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Michigan
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
Is Area Code 248 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Detroit

When you receive a call from an unknown area code you get skeptical most of the time. With the number of spammers, scammers, telemarketers, it has just become very overwhelming. Here we will talk about area code 248.

Where is area code 248 located?

Area code 248 is one of the area codes of Oakland County, Michigan in the USA. It is located at the westerly northern boundary of Detroit city.

The area code 248 serves huge comminutes in Oakland County including; Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Hazel Park, Lake Orion, Brighton, Addison Township, Leonard, Lake Orion, and other areas as well.

The History of area code 248

The area code 248 was created by the state of Michigan in the year 1997. It was created as a split from the area code 810. In the year 2002, the area code 947 was overlaid on the 248 as well. As of 2002, the area code 248 and 947 cover portions of Livonia, and Northville as well, which are both located in Wayne county.

What time zone is the area code 248?

Area code 248 is located in the Eastern time zone of the USA. This is also known as the America/New York time zone. This time zone is 5 hours behind the standard Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5).

Are callers from area code 248 scammers?

Mostly yes. The area code 248 is associated with landlines located in Oakland County, Michigan. If you receive a phone call from the area code 248 it would probably be a legit call, not a scammer. However, scammers find new ways to scam people every single day. That is why it is important to be vigilant when receiving a call from an unknown number no matter what the area code is. And be sure to never give up any personal information, bank account number, credit card numbers, etc. to any known caller ever.

Can I get my own 248 area code number?

As of 2002, the area code 248 became unavailable for new subscribers. If you are living in Oakland County, Michigan, and own a landline with area code 248, you had probably received a message informing you that the area code 947 was overlaid on it. As of 2002, Oakland County, Livonia, and Northville areas are serviced by both area codes 248 and 947. This was done by the state of Michigan to match the increasing demand for landlines as the population in these areas increases.

How to not receive calls from a number with the area code 248?

Blocking an unwanted call differs according to your phone's operating system (iPhone or Android).

To block unwanted calls from area code 248, do the following steps:

For Android users:

· Go to the Recent Calls menu.

· Click Details (besides the number you want to block)

· Click Block Number, and Voila. You won't receive any calls from that number anymore.

For iPhone users:

· Go to your Recent Calls menu.

· Click on the number you want to block.

· Click the encircled (i) in it.

· Click more information from the next menu.

Click Block this number, and just like that you have blocked that number you won't receive any unwanted calls from it once again.

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