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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State South Carolina
Timezone Eastern
Is Area Code 803 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Columbia, Rock Hill, Sumter, Aiken, North Augusta, Lexington, West Columbia, Orangeburg, Cayce, Fort Mill

Seeing new number with unfamiliar area code calling your phone can be quite surprising. We tend to get curious to the identity of the caller. Is it safe to take the call or not? We tend to look over the internet and search what location could the area code be of service? And below is what you need to know about area code 803.

What is area code 803 and where is it coming from?

The area code 803 belongs to the U.S. state of South Carolina particularly in the central part. Area code 839 was then approved by South Carolina Public Service Commission in 2019 overlaying area code 803.

Major cities or places in South Carolina within area code 803 include the larger cities and communities of Columbia, Rock Hill, Sumter, Aiken, North Augusta, Lexington, West Columbia, Orangeburg, Cayce, Fort Mill in addition to many smaller communities within the service area of area code 803.

Is area code 803 a scam?

Due to the proliferation of cell phones and  the rapid growth of population, the risk of getting scammed is also high. "One Ring Scam" is the most common scam happening in cellphones done by scammers. This is a very quick and clever scamming method. It's where they will ring your phone to initiate or trigger the curiosity of the prospect victim to make them you call back. Scammers using area code 803 can be very possible so better make sure of yourself mindful and quick to block certain unknown callers.

How do I block calls originating from area code 803?

Below is the guide on how to block certain phone numbers on  your cellphone:

iPhone users:

  1. Open recent call logs
  2. Click the encircled "i" after the number
  3. Tap on "block this caller"

Android users:

  1. Go to your recent call logs
  2. Tap on "details"
  3. Tap on "block number"

Is area code 803 toll free?

No. Area code 803 is duly registered in the North American Numbering Plan. Any calls performed with 803 will be charged depending on the duration and location if it's long distance or local calls only.

In conclusion

Be familiar with are codes. If there are unknown callers, try to ask the name of their company. Better run a quick background check if company name was mentioned and if there are no details found, its a red flag to block the number.

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