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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Wisconsin
Timezone Central Time (CT)
Is Area Code 608 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Madison, Waunakee, Mount Horeb, Verona, Sun Prairie

You tend to wonder where is the call coming from when you see a new area code show up on your phone. Who is calling? Is the call linked with scammers? The area code 608 is a unique area code created for a specific area. To know more about this area code, you might wanna continue reading.

What is 608 number and what location is it coming from?

The 608 number is one of the telephone numbers created by the North American Numbering Plan, and is used across North America.

The area code 608 consist of telephone numbers that are assigned for the central office code 988. The Federal Communications Commission ordered some telecommunication carriers of 83 and 608 area codes to transition to ten-digit dialing in the specific numbering plan area. Calls coming from area code 608 could be coming from the southwestern area of Wisconsin.

Where is area code 608?

The area code 608 was put in service on January 1, 1955 and serves the state of Wisconsin and its cities, such as Madison, Waunakee, Mount Horeb, Verona, Sun Prairie, Janesville, La Crosse, Beloit, Fitchburg, Onalaska, Middleton, Stoughton, Baraboo, Platteville, Monroe, Verona, Portage, Sparta, Oregon, Reedsburg, Tomah, Holmen, DeForest, McFarland, Monona, Cottage Grove, Milton, Edgerton, West Salem, Mauston, Viroqua, and more.

Are calls from 608 numbers toll free?

Area code 608 is not a toll free number. Both international and local calls applies charges. The rate of the charge varies to the company where you acquired your telecommunication services and other wireless communications services. To know more information with this matter, you may ask the company about this.

Are calls from area code 608 a scam?

Calls from area code 608 is not a scam. However, since there is a large number of 608 numbers user including companies and other businesses, scammers could also be using one. There are situations that they tend to claim that they are from a certain company's customer service team, so that they could gain your trust and answer their questions. Some scammers also leaves a missed call, enable for you to call them back, in which you will be charge for calling or connecting to the number.

If any of this happens to you, verify the caller's number by looking it up on the company's website on the internet. If you do not find the number, end the call right away an block the number.

How do I block unwanted calls from 608 numbers?

If you keep on receiving calls from 608 numbers and would want to block them, here's a quick guide on how to:

For iPhone users;

  • First, go to your recent calls and click the "i" with a circle around it
  • Scroll to the bottom and click "block this caller"

For Android users;

The process is somehow similar to the previous one,

  • First, go to your recent calls and click "details"
  • For the last step, click "block number" then you are done.
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