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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State Kentucky
Timezone Eastern / Central
Is Area Code 270 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Bowling Green, Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Paducah, Radcliff, Madisonville, Murray, Glasgow

Whenever we see unfamiliar number flashing on our screen especially with new area code, we tend to ask who could it be? where does the call coming from?  Is it safe? This instances can somehow spike our curiosity and would search the internet about their identity. Below is what you need to know about some area code of the state like area code 270.

What is area code 270 and where is it coming from?

On April 19, 1999, area code 270 was officially put in service. From it's split in 1999, area code 502 was created. On March 3, 2014, an overlay of area code 270 was created, the area code 364. 10-digit became mandatory in February 1, 2014 for area codes 364 and 270 because two homes in different places the may have the same 7-digit phone number which is in the same geographic but possessing different area code.

Area code 270 serves mostly the western part of Kentucky. Major cities and communities within area code 270 include Bowling Green, Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Paducah, Radcliff, Madisonville, Murray, Glasgow and other smaller communities throughout Kentucky state.

Is area code 270 a scam?

The 270 area code is located in the Eastern timezones known as America/New York and Central timezones known as America/Chicago. it is duly registered in the NANP (North American Numbering Plan). Although it is duly registered, anyone can still be a victim of scams. To avoid being victimized by scammers, if you find the caller suspicious on what he says, cut immediately the call and proceed on blocking.

How do I block calls originating from area code 270?

Here is an easy guide on how to block certain numbers on your phone:

For iPhone users

Visit your phone's recent call logs, locate the number then tap on the encircled "i" and then tap on "block this caller".

For Android users

Open your phone's recent call logs, find the number then click the "details" and then click "block number".

Is area code 270 toll free?

Area code 270 is duly registered in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and is not a toll free number. Calls performed on this number may charge per minute or depending on subscription if subscribed to a plan. Charges may vary depending on the location and duration of the call.

In conclusion

Although area codes may be duly registered to NANP, it can still be susceptible to scammers. We should be familiar with area codes in our state so that whenever unexpected codes are flashing into your phone, you already know how to handle.

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