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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State Kansas
Timezone Central Time (CT)
Is Area Code 316 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Wichita, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Andover, Haysville, Augusta, Valley Center, Mulvane, Goddard

If some unfamiliar number keep on calling your phone, this leads your curiosity at peak. We might wonder why is it calling or where is the call coming from? how did they get your number? To know more about this matter, take a quick read below.

What is area code 316 and where is it coming from?

Area code 316 is the telephone area code assigned for the state of Kansas. This area code serves the city of Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding large and small communities. Area code 316 was originally serving southern half of Kansas then it was split to form area code 620 which is now covering most of southern Kansas except Wichita.

Area code 316 covers the metropolitan area of Wichita including the larger cities and communities of El Dorado, Augusta,  Goddard, Hutchinson, Newton, Rose Hill, Mulvane and Wichita in addition to many smaller communities throughout the stae of Kansas.

Is area code 316 a scam?

Area code 316 is located in the Central timezone also known as America/Chicago. It was officially put into service in 2001 by AT&T and the Bell System and is duly registered in the North American Numbering Plan  (NANP). Despite the fact that it is duly registered, you can still be susceptible to scammers. Take cautions when answering unknown calls so you won't end up compromising your personal information.

How do I block calls originating from area code 316?

To block unknown numbers, just follow the guide below.

Android users:

  1. Go to your recent call logs
  2. Tap on "details"
  3. Tap on "block number"

iPhone users:

  1. Open recent call logs
  2. Click the encircled "i" after the number
  3. Tap on "block this caller"

Is area code 316 toll free?

Area code 316 is not a toll free number. Any calls performing with area code 316 will be charged depending on duration and the location if it's local or long distance calls. You may call your telecommunications provider to know more about the service.

In conclusion

Better be familiar with area codes. If there are unknown callers be careful in taking the call. To be safe try to ask where they are connected then run a quick background check in the internet. If no details found, immediately drop the call and block the number.

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