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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Washington
Timezone Pacific (PT)
Is Area Code 425 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Seattle

With all the overwhelming news and rumors about online scamming, receiving a new call with a completely different area code can sometimes spin your thoughts. They are whole a list of reasons why you would feel uncomfortable picking up the call. First, who would be the caller? Why would be he/she be calling? Is it a legit call? And where does the call originate from? These are just but a few common concerns when you receive such a call. This guide will address these concerns and some counter tactic to deal with scam calls.

Where did area code 425 come from?

The area code 425 is a Washington state area code. The code serves the suburbs north and east of Seattle and more the region that lies within North Bend to the east, Everett to the North and Maple Valley to the south. This includes the city of Bellevue, which is Seattle's largest suburb.

The area code is a split from the former 206 area code and first came into service on 27th April 1997. It, later on, became a mandatory code on 16th November 1997.

The 425 area code is located within the Pacific Time Zone and serves 2 counties, i.e. the King and Snohomish counties. It also works in around 50 towns within the two countries, including Brier, Carnation, and Duvall, to mention a few. So, if you have received a call from this area code number, the chances are that it is originating from the counties in Washington.

How do I get my own 425 number?

If you want to get a 425 area code business number, then you should consider getting it from the telephone carriers within the Washington state. Typically, the respective State Corporation Commission are in charge of regulating and disseminating 425 area codes to telephone carriers who engage and sell the numbers to prospective business or personal phone users. Some of the common telephone carriers in the region include AT&T Local, 360networks (USA) Inc, Cbeyond Communications, among others.

How do I call a 425 number?

The 10D dialing pattern is mandatory in the US. So, if you want to call a 425 area code number from a local area, you should include the 425 area code before writing the 7D number, e.g. 425-635-2970. If you are calling from abroad, then you must include a +1 in your number, e.g. +1 425-635-2970.

Is area code 425 a scam?

Given the considerable numbers of telephone scams, there is always a chance that the new call is from a scammer unless proven others. To ensure that you do not fall for a scam, you should ask for the identity of the callers and the name of the affiliated business. Go on to do a background check to ascertain the details provided. If details do not conform, block the calling number.

How to block unwanted 425 calls

Here is how you block dubious calls.

Android users:

· Go to Recent Calls

· Tap Details

· Click Block Number

iPhone users:

· Tap the encircled (i) in your recent calls menu

· Click more information

· Tap Block this number

Is Area Code 425 Toll-Free?

The answer is NO! Instead, the 425 area code is a general purpose code that is associated with a specific geographical location, i.e. Seattle, Washington.

Toll-Free Area Codes

Usually, Toll-Free codes are not affiliated to particular geographical locations and are mostly used in the US, Canada and other countries that use the North American Numbering Plan. Often, these codes are used by businesses as customer care lines. Some of the most common codes include 800, 833,855, 844, 866, 877 and 888.

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