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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State Florida
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
Is Area Code 863 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Lakeland

If you receive a call from a new area code, it is somehow worrisome. If you see it pop up in your phone screen, you tend to wonder where is the call coming from? Is the call linked with scammers? Is the call that important for you to answer? The area code 863 is a unique code that was created to serve a specific area. Below are some commonly asked questions about the area code 863...

What is 863 number and where is it coming from?

The 863 number is a unique telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). It is used across North America, and is the first land-locked area code of Florida.

Calls from 863 numbers are coming from the Florida. The number can be used from any location of Florida, most specifically its cities.

Where is area code 863?

Area code 863 is located and covers Florida and its cities such as Lakeland, Winter Haven, Poinciana, Haines City, Bartow, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Lakeland Highlands, Highland City, Sebring, Cypress Gardens, Medulla, Avon Park, Fuller Heights, Arcadia, Clewiston, Willow Oak, Southeast Arcadia, Inwood, Kathleen, Fort Meade, Okeechobee, Combee Settlement, Jan Phyl Village, Fussels Corner, Crystal Lake, Wahneta, Lake Alfred, Wauchula, LaBelle, Taylor Creek, and more.

Are calls from 863 area code a scam?

There could be a possibility that calls from 863 area code is a scam or associated with scammers. Since there are a great number of 863 numbers used in Florida, scammers might also be using 863 numbers. They tend to claim that they are from a customer service team of a company, and uses this chance to gain your trust and your personal information.

If you ever encounter this kind of situation, kindly check the company's official site on the internet if the number they are calling from is shown on their site. If not, hang up the call and block the caller for it might be a spam call.

How do I block unwanted calls from 863 numbers?

If you want to stop receiving unwanted calls from 863 numbers and want to block the number, here's how:

iPhone

  • Go to your recent calls and click the "i" on the upper right corner of your screen
  • Scroll to the bottom and click "block this caller".

Android

The procedure is quite similar to the iPhone users,

  • Go to your recent calls and click "details"
  • For the last step, click "block number" then you're done.

Are calls from 863 numbers toll free?

Calls from 863 numbers are not toll free. Both international and local calls applies charges and the cost varies from the company you acquired a cellular mobile and paging services, or other wireless communications services.

Conclusion

It is important to repeat that a scammer might be also using an 863 number. Make sure to secure your safety and check the validity of the number used for calling.

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