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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State California
Timezone Pacific (PT)
Is Area Code 310 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Los Angeles


If you happen to get a call from someone with an area code of 310, the caller is likely to come from the West Los Angeles and South Bay areas of Los Angeles County and a small part of Ventura County and Santa Catalina Island. Area 310 got its start as a split from area code 213 on the 2nd of November 1991 with 424 added as an overlay on the 26th of July 2006. Here are some things you need to know about area code 310.

Where did area code 310 come from?

Area code 310 is an area code by the North American Numbering Plan along with its overlay 424 for the West Los Angeles and South Bay areas of Los Angeles County. An overlay is when a telecommunications providers assigns another area code for the same area as a means to counter exhaustion. Initially, area code 562 was to be the overlay for 310  area and some parts of 213 and 818  planned in 1995 however the California Public Utilities Commission decided that this overlay was a disadvantage to subscribers of smaller companies. Eventually the Gateway Cities, Long Beach and Whittier became part of area code 562.

In 1999 area code 424 was introduced to the 310 area with South Bay receiving it. The South Bay area opposed this as changes would be costly for their businesses. 424 was implemented on the 26th of July 2006 and numbers in the area now begin with 424 or 310.

What areas are covered by 310 area code?

Area code 310 covers the Los Angeles County, namely the areas of Alondra Park, Athens, Avalon, Beverly Hills, Carson, Compton, Culver City, Del AIre, East Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne,  Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lynwood, Ladera Heights, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Los Angeles (Bel Air, Brentwood, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, San Pedro, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westchester, Westwood, Wilmington) Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Santa Monica, South Gate, Topanga, Torrance, West Athens, West Carson, West Compton, West Hollywood, Willowbrook.

How do I call up an area code 310 number?

On the 31st of December 2005 it was implemented, and customers had to dial +1 then 310 for the area code and then a seven digit number for landline while cellphones can omit the 1. This is the new way of dialling numbers from the 310 area.

What Time Zone does 310 area code follow?

Area code 310 is located in Los Angeles and therefore adheres to the Pacific Time Zone. Areas that also follow the Pacific Time Zone are parts of western Canada, western Mexico, and western United States. In these areas, the time zone is 8 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8:00) for all the seasons of the year while it advances by an hour during the summer to make way for daylight savings time (UTC-7:00). Standard time iz being observed during early November to mid- March while PDT or Pacific Daylight Time is being observed from mid-March to early November. The largest city to observe Pacific Time Zone is Los Angeles area.

Is area code 310 toll free?

No, area code 310 is not a toll free number.

Is area code 310 a scam?

Picking up a call from a particular area code used to tell us that the caller would be from that area, right? Nowadays it can be very easy for anyone to obtain or buy their own phone number, customize it even and scammers are now taking advantage of this opportunity, pretending to be reputable people to try and fish information from their victims.

How do I block unwanted 310 calls?

To block unwanted calls from an Android phone, simply go to the Phone App. Click Recent calls and tap the scam call you wanted blocked. Click block and if a dialog box appears asking if you want the number to blocked. Tap block.

For iPhone users, click Favorites, then Recent, or Voicemails and then select the number you want to block, scroll down and click Block this Caller.

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