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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Michigan
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
Is Area Code 313 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Detroit

Receiving a phone call from an unknown number and area code is something that we all have encountered. With so many scammers nowadays, it became hard to trust numbers with strange area code. That is why here we are trying to shed some light on area codes that may be unfamiliar to you.

Where is the area code 313 located?

If you are unfamiliar with the area code 313, rest assured we are here to help you out. The area code 313 is a landline area code associated with the area of Detroit and its closest suburbs inside of Wayne County, Michigan in the USA. This area code also covers enclave cities like Highland Park and Hamtramck. In addition, it covers Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Inkster, Grosse Pointe, and Melvindale communities. Moreover, are code 313 also serves River Rouge, Redford, Lincoln Park, and Taylor areas east of Holland Road and north of Goddard Road.

When was area code 313 first used?

In the year 1947, area code 313 was assigned as one of the original 86 area codes in the USA. Originally, area code 313 served all of the southeastern quadrants of the state of Michigan. That including Metro Detroit, Flint, and even the southern part of Michigan. As the demand for new landlines increased in Detroit's suburbs and other neighboring areas, the demand for a new area code rose. That is why on December 1, 1993, the northern suburbs, Flint, and the southern Thumb were split off with a brand-new area code 810. And by December 13, 1997, the remaining areas using 313 area code was reduced to its current size that's known nowadays. Other areas including Ann Arbor, Monroe County, and Western and Downriver Wayne County received the new area code 734 in another split.

Why does area code 313 seem familiar?

You might think why the area code 313 seems familiar to my ears? The reason behind that is that rappers from the Detroit area often mention 313 in their music. They do that in reference to this area and to link their music to the place they live in. Moreover, in 1996 the independent debut solo album infinite by Eminem was titled 313. Basically, any art whether it's music, movies, or even literature uses 313 when mentioning Detroit.

As a matter of fact, 313 is one of the few urbanized area codes inside of the USA that has not suffered an overlay. This makes Detroit one of the few major cities with a seven-digit dialing system.

Can I have my own 313 area code number?

If you are a resident of Detroit, Michigan, then you can easily have a landline with the area code 313. As a matter of fact, there were plans to split the 313 area code to avoid exhausting possible phone numbers in Detroit. However, this relief plan has been suspended with no specific date to be reinstalled. So, if you want your 313-area code number, now is your chance.

How can I block numbers with 313 area code?

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

To block unwanted calls from area code 313, do the following steps:

If you are an Android user:

· 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.

If you are an iPhone user:

· Go to your Recent Calls menu.

· Choose 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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