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

State Idaho
Timezone Mountain / Pacific
Is Area Code 208 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur D Alene, Twin Falls, Lewisto, Post Falls, Rexburg

If someone unfamiliar keep calling your phone, it sometimes raised curiosity at peak. All we could think about is the unfamiliar code or number, why is it calling or where is the call coming from. To know more about this concern, we discussed some of this matter below.

What is area code 208 and where is it coming from?

Area code 208 is the area code serving Idaho until 2017 when it got overlaid by area code 986 serving the same area. Area code 208 is one of the 86 original codes created by AT&T in 1947. This area code is located in the Mountain and Pacific timezones. Mountain timezone also known as America/Denver and Pacific known as America/Los Angeles.

208 area code serves the the larger communities of  Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur D Alene, Twin Falls, Lewisto, Post Falls and Rexburg including smaller communities throughout Idaho.

Is area code 208 a scam?

Area code 208 was officially put into service in 1947, so no, it is not  a scam. It is registered in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). Eventhough it is duly registered at NANP you are still susceptible to scammers. Take extra caution when answering unknown numbers for you might end up compromising your own personal details.

How do I block calls originating from area code 208?

For iPhone users

  • Visit your phone's recent call logs, locate the number then tap on the encircled "i" and then tap on "block this caller"

For Android users

  • Open your phone's recent call logs, find the number then click the "details" and then click "block number"

Is area code 208 toll free?

Area code is duly registered in North American Numbering plan. Calls performed on this number may charge per minute or by monthly subscription if subscribed to a plan.

In conclusion

Now it is obvious whenever you received calls from area code 208, you can tell that the caller is somewhere from Idaho. Though it is duly registered, scammers can still be fooling around so always take extra cautions especially on unknown callers.



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