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

Rachel Steinford
Rachel Steinford
State Hawaii
Timezone Hawaii GMT
Is Area Code 808 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Hilo, Kahului, Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani Town, Pearl City, Waimalu and Waipahu

When you receive unfamiliar calls from unknown numbers, what comes to our mind is "Who could it be?" or where does it coming from?. Is it safe to take that call? If you are curious about the number code 808, below are the most common questions that might answer your curiosity on area code 808.

What is area code 808 and where is it coming from?

Area code 808 was first put into service on August 8, 1957. It is the only area code serving the entire state of Hawaii despite the state's rapid growth with over 1.4 million in population.

Some of the major cities and larger communities covered by area code 808 include Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, Waipahu, Kahului, Kihei, Schofield, Barracks, Wahiawa, Kapolei, Wailuku, Ahuimanu, Ewa Beach, Mililani Town, Pearl City, Waimalu, Waimea, Waipahu including other smaller communities throughout the state of Hawaii.

Is area code 808 a scam?

Due to the rapid growth of population and the proliferation of cell phones, scams are also expected to become most common crime nowadays. "One Ring Scam" is the most common scam happening in cellphones. It is where they will ring your phone to initiate curiosity and make you call back.

Do not fall for these tricks. Do not call them back, because calling them might end up compromising your privacy. Some might pretend to be someone from a bank then deceivingly ask your personal information without you even knowing it. It is best not to entertain calls from unknown numbers for your own safety.

How do I block calls originating from area code 808?

Here are the guide on how to block disturbing calls from unwanted callers:

For iPhone

  • Open recent call logs
  • Click the encircled "i" after the number
  • Tap on "block this caller"

For Android

  • Go to your recent call logs
  • Tap on "details"
  • Tap on "block number"

Is area code 808 toll free?

No. Area code 808 is one of the original area codes assigned to Hawaiian Islands by North American Numbering Plan (NANP). Any calls performed locally or internationally in area code 808 will have charge on your phone bill. Calls may charge per minute or by monthly subscription plan offered by the network carrier.

In conclusion

Unfamiliar calls can be very disturbing. If you are receiving calls from unknown callers, and if you find it suspicious enough, we have provided guide above on how to block callers. We should be very careful in dealing such unfamiliar calls in order to not become a victim of fraud and scams.

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