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323 Area Code. Location. Time Zone. Toll free? Scam? Who's Calling?

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State California
Timezone Pacific (PT)
Is Area Code 323 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Los Angeles

Area code 323 is one of the two area codes for Los Angeles, the other being 213. This bustling city is the land of entertainment, glamour and business and is undoubtedly the biggest, most populated area in the Pacific Time Zone. 323 was split off of 213-one of the original area codes-in 1998 and along with 310 continue to serve the Los Angeles Area. Read below for more information about 323 area code.

Where does area code 323 service?

Along with its overlay 213, area code 323 services the Los Angeles area.  AT&T or American Telephone and Telegraph Company devised the NANP or the North American Numbering Plan wherein the state of California was divided into three plan areas namely 213, 415 and 916 for the southern, central and northern parts.

Most of the southern and eastern portion of San Diego and Orange County was assigned area code 714 in 1951 so a split had to be done. The next six years saw 213 confined to the Los Angeles County while its northern and western portions received 805 and this set up persisted for thirty years until 1984 when San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley received area code 818.

The areas nowadays that 323 and 213 serve include Alhambra, Bell, Bell Gardens, Beverly Hills, Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, East L.A, Florence, Florence- Graham, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Crenshaw, Downtown, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, El Sereno, Exposition Park, Hermon, Highland Park, Hermon, Highland Park, Hollywood, Hyde Park, Koreatown, Lincoln Heights, Los Feliz, South Central, Silver Lake, Watts, Westlake, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, South Gate, South Pasadena, Vernon, View Park Windsor Hills, Walnut Park, West Athens, Westmont.

What time zone does area code 323 follow?

Area code 323 follows the PST or Pacifc Time Zone. The Pacific Timezone is placed at 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8:00). During summertime, the time is advanced by an hour (UTC-7:00) to make way for daylight savings time. This time zone is also observed by the state of  Washington and some parts of Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska.

Standard time is being observed throughout early November to mid March and PDT or Pacific Daylight time is observed from mid March to early November. Of all the areas within the Pacific Time Zone, Los Angeles is the largest and most populated.

How do I call a 323 number?

The Los Angeles area codes of 213 and 323 have implemented a ten-digit dialing scheme wherein callers would have to place in the trunk line 1+ area code and the number.

Is 323 a toll free area code?

323 is not a toll free area code as it services the Los Angeles area. Toll free area codes are commonly used for businesses and customer service and do not have a particular geographical location.

Is 323 a scam?

Part of having the convenience of choosing your own number is not knowing if the caller is coming from within your area or somewhere else trying to pass off as local. Scams have proliferated along with the advancement of technology. Certain confidence scams where people pretend to come from known establishments or service call their victims up saying they owe or need money, threatening with arrest if victims don't comply.

Keep in mind that if you are called up by what appears to be a scam, hang up immediately and block the number, report as well to the authorities. To be safe do not answer any calls from unknown or unfamiliar numbers since loved ones know to message if they have changed their numbers.

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