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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State Arkansas
Timezone Central Time (CT)
Is Area Code 501 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Benton, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cabot, Searcy, Bryant, Maumelle

Getting calls from unfamiliar numbers can be quite alarming. This normally triggers our natural curiosity about the identity and its intention. Area code 501 is one of the 86 original codes in North American Numbering Plan. To know more about this area code, please continue reading below.

What is area code 501 and where is it coming from?

Area code 501 is the telephone number code covering central Arkansas which also lies in the Central timeone. It is the only area code covering the state of Arkansas until 1995. Area code 501 was split to form area code 870 which serves north-central, northeast, eastern and southern Arkansas. In 2002, 501 area code was split again to form area code 478 which serves the northwestern part of the state.

Major cities and communities that area code 501 is serving inccode 501 include Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Malvern, Morrilton, North Little Rock, Searcy, Sherwood and more communities surrounding the central Arkansas.

Are calls from area code 501 a scam?

Phone scams are already very common nowadays especially in United States. There's a great chance that area code 501 could be associated with scammers since the code is widely used by a large number of population. Scammers are usually from outside the state and they use robodialer to randomly dial a number to whom they can make a victim. You might thought that the unknown call is just from the same state where you live but it's actually from overseas. You might then be surprised that your account was charged by a great amount. To avoid becoming a victim, never answer unknown calls.

How do I block unwanted 501 calls?

In order to protect your self from possible fraud callers, follow the guide below hw to stop receiving calls from them:

If you are an Android user;

  1. Open your recent call logs
  2. Tap "details", then "block number"

If you are an iPhone user;

  1. Go to your recent call logs
  2. Click on the "i" next to the number you want to block
  3. Click "block this caller"

Is area code 501 toll free?

Area code 501 is apparently not a toll free number. There are only few toll free codes registered in NANP and these are 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, 844 and 833 only. Any calls performed in area code 501 applies charge to your bill. This charges depend on the telecommunication provider where you availed a service. You can asked them directly to know more about this concern.

In conclusion

Unrecognized calls should not be answered. You have nothing great much to loose if you ignore them. Just a repeat reminder, area code 501 is not a scam code but it can also be used for scams.

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