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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State South Dakota
Timezone Central / Mountain
Is Area Code 605 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, Mitchell, Yankton, Pierre, Huron, Spearfish

Most people who got unknown calls would wonder where is it coming from. Who could the caller be? How did they got the number? Is it safe to take the call? Below is a guide about area code 605.

What is area code 605 and where is it coming from?

Area code 605 belongs to the entire U.S. state of South Dakota and is the only area code serving the state. It is one of the 86 original area codes created in the year 1947. Area code 605 is located in two timezones, the Central which is known as America/Chicago. Cities under this timezone are Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Watertown, and Yankton. The other timezone is the Mountain timezone also known as America/Denver which is currently the timezone of cities in Rapid City, Rapid Valley and Spearfish.

Some of the major cities in South Dakota that is covered by area code 605 include Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, Mitchell, Yankton, Pierre, Huron, Spearfish and other larger communities as well as smaller communities throughout  the U.S. state of South Dakota.

Is area code 605 a scam?

Due to the rise of population and the users of  mobile phones, area code 605 can be associated with scammers. One would pretend someone from the bank or from certain company. Be attentive and mindful for we cannot control inbound calls. You might become one of the victims. If the caller is sketchy, run a quick search over the internet and if the company they mentioned has no details, block the caller immediately.

How do I block calls originating from area code 605?

Blocking numbers on cellphones will depend on the type of phone you are using;

For Android

  • The process is similar for Android users, go to your recent calls and click "details" and click "block number"

For iPhone

  • Go to your recent calls and tap the "i" with a circle around it to pull up more information. Scroll to the bottom and click "block this caller"

Is area code 605 toll free?

Unlike area codes (800), (833), (844), (855), (866), (877) and (888), area code 605 is not one of those area code numbers that are toll free. Calls performed in area code 605 will reflect a charge on your phone bill. Charges may depend on the duration and location if it's local or international calls.

In conclusion

It's understandable if we can't be familiar with are codes. There are a lot of them serving the U.S. state. Whenever you receive a call from unknown people, do not get easily fall for their tricks from asking your personal information. You may run a quick background check to be sure. If in case there were no details found about them, quickly drop the call and block them.

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