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

State California
Timezone Pacific (PT)
Is Area Code 209 Toll Free? No
Major Cities Stockton

Where did 209 area code come from?

Area code 209 covers the Stockton area along with cities such as Modesto, Turlock, Merced to name a few. It was split from area code 415 on October 26, 1947 before being put in service on the 1st of January 1958  while on the 14th of November 1998 the southern half was split into area code 599.

Area code 209 covers most of the eastern part of San Francisco with 158 non-unique postal area codes.

Other areas covered by area code 209 include:
Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Winton, Atwater, Livingston, Manteca, Ripon, Tracy, Lodi, Galt, Solona, Los Banos, San Andreas, Mariposa, Yosemite, Northern San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra foothills.

The counties serviced by area code 209 include Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolume. Area code 209 also covers the towns of Acampo, Big Oak Flat, Burson, Ceres, Chinese Camp, Coarsegold, Clements, Columbia, Crows Landing, Dardanelle, Delhi, Denair, El Portal, Empire, Escalon, Farmington, French Camp, Groveland, Hathaway Pines, Herald, Hickman, Holt, Hornitos, Hughson, Jamestown, Keyes, Kit Carson, La Grange, La Throp, Le Grand, Linden, Lockeford, Long Barn, Mi Wuk Village, Midpines, Moccasin, Mount Aukum, Mountain House, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Pinecrest, Planada, River Pines, River Bank, Salida, Santa Rita Park, Sheep Ranch, Soulsbyville, Standard, Stevinson, Thornton, Twain Harte, Vernalis, Victor, Waterford, Westley, Wiselyville, Woodbridge, Yosemite National Park.

What time zone does area code 209 follow?

Area code 209 adheres to the Pacific Timezone known as the Los Angeles/America Time zone. The Pacific Time Zone is 8 hours (UTC-8:00) behind the Coordinated Universal Time during all the other seasons of the year except summertime where daylight savings time is followed by advancing the time by an hour to make the dark hours seem longer (UTC-7:00)

These are important factors to consider when making a call to someone from area code 209. The last thing anyone would want is to be on the receiving end of complaint after complaint from calling up at the wrong time! Being considerate goes a long way!

Is area code 209 toll free?

No, area code 209 is not toll free. If you wish to have your own 209 number, online phone services make it so much easier for you to get your own customized number!

To call up a number from the 209 area, simply dial in the area code followed by the seven digit number.

Is a 209 area code a scam?

We have this common notion that if a certain area code pops up on our caller ID, it probably came from the area it’s supposed to come from, right? After all that’s what all this information is for, telling you that a 209 is from the Stockton area. Well, we might just be wrong on that part sometimes. Nowadays since customizing your number is easy, anyone can get their own customized number and use it to scam others.

Don’t fall victim to a scam. Answer only calls from people you know. If you encounter a scammer, follow these steps to block them For iPhone users, simply press the encircled "i", click more information, and "block this number". For Android users, go to recent calls, click details, and then click "block this number".



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