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

Richard Bagnell
Richard Bagnell
State California
Timezone Central/Mountain/Pacific Time
Is Area Code 867 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Artic Bay, Arviat, Tangier

When you receive a call from a new and unfamiliar code, it is quite disturbing. You don't know where the call is coming from or who is calling. Is the call linked with scammers? These are one of the most commonly asked questions about new area codes. The 867 number is created to serve a specific area across North America. If you want to know more about the area code 867, you might wanna continue reading.

What is 867 number and what location is it coming from?

867 number is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and is used across North America. The area code was created from the area codes 403 and 819. It was put in service on October 21, 1997 and is the least populated mainland North American numbering plan area.

Calls from 867 numbers could be coming from the three territories in North Canada.

Where is area code 867?

Area code 867 covers the three territories of North America and its cities like Artic Bay, Arviat, Tangier, Nahanni Butte, Yellowknife, Clyde River, Deline, Kakisa, Sachs Harbour, Pond Inlet, Aklavik, Trout Lake, Colville Lake, Beaver Creek, Norman Wells, Hall Beach, Kimmirut, Coral Harbour, Gameti, and more.

Are calls from area code 867 toll free?

Calls from area code 867 is not toll free. Area code 867 is the most expensive geographic calling area in Canada. It was chosen to promote the theme "TOP of the world" as the number 867 spells the word TOP on a standard North American keypad. The rate of the charge varies on the company where you acquired your telecommunication services. In area code 867, the local exchange carrier Irestel bills its subscribers from other area codes with 15¢/minute premium when calling a 1-867 numbers. To know more about this matter, you can ask the company where you subscribe for a telecommunication services.

Are calls from 867 area code a scam?

It was mentioned previously that the area code 867 covers the last mainland North American numbering area plan. However, since companies and other businesses customer service team also uses 867 numbers, scammers uses this possibility to claim that they are calling from a customer service team of a certain company.

If you receive a call and do not recognize the number, look up on the internet to see in what area code the number is registered. Another option, do not answer the call and block the number. There are calls that charges you for connecting to the call or for calling back the number.

How do I block calls from 867 numbers?

If you keep on receiving unwanted calls from 867 numbers and would want to block them, here's how:

For iPhone users

  • Go to your recent calls, and click the "i" with a circle around it on the number that you want to block
  • Scroll to the bottom and click "block this caller"

For Android users

The process is quite similar to the iPhone users,

  • Again, go to your recent calls and click the "details"
  • Click "block number" then it's done
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