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|Is Area Code 216 Toll Free?
With the growing number of confident scammers, receiving a call from new unknown call codes can quite daunting, things can sometimes get very tense and worrying. If such a situation encounters you, this guide will help you learn about area code, and precisely the 216 area code and also how to deal with scammers.
Where did area code 216 come from?
The area code 216 is a general purpose North American telephone area code for Cleveland, Ohio. The code was assigned on 1st January 1947. It is one of the 86 oldest area codes created by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947 to serve the northeastern part of Ohio including Cleveland. In 1996 the 216 code was split to create area code 330 and area code 440 in 1997.
The 216 area code is located within the Eastern Time zone, also known as the America /New York. Today, the area code covers Cleveland and some of its surroundings. It only serves the Cuyahoga County which includes the Cleveland metropolitan area and other 33 smaller towns within the county. Therefore, if you receive a call with a 216 area code, then it is most certain that it is originating from Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
How do I get my own 216 number?
Usually, the respective State Corporation Commissions are mandated to regulate the area codes. In this case, the Ohio State Corporation Commission has the authority to provide your business with a 216 area code call ID. The code is then followed by a three-digit prefix that is different for each user depending on the choice of telephone carrier.
How do I call a 216 code number?
Since the area code 216 is a general purpose code, the code is tired to a geographical location, Cleveland, Ohio. In the US, 10-digit dialing is mandatory. If you are within the local area code, you must include the code and the 7 digit caller ID. For foreign calls, the North American Numbering Plan uses +1 as the international code, and there you have to include the +1 before the 216 area code. For example, you need to enter the number as +1 216 (….)
Is Area Code 216 Toll-Free?
The area code 216 is not a Toll-Free number; instead, it is a general purpose code meaning that it is associated with a particular geographical location, Cleveland, Ohio.
Is area code 216 a scam?
In most cases, you will not know whether a number is a scam until there are alerts for particular numbers. With the growing use of mobile phone, the number of confident scammers has also been on the rise. Most likely you will not notice the number is a scam until you pick up the call. If they say they work for certain institutions, ask for their identification and the business and quickly run a background check. If there are any irregularities in the information provided, block the number to avoid falling for the scam.
How to block unwanted 216 calls
To block an unwanted area code 216 calls, simply follow the steps below.
For Android users:
· Go to Recent Calls
· Click Details
· Click Block Number
For iPhone users:
· Tap the encircled (i) in your recent calls menu
· Click more information
· Click Block this number
Toll-Free Area Codes
Toll-Free area codes are often associated with business customer services desks. Usually, they are not linked to particular geographical jurisdictions and hence making it difficult for recipients to locate the origin of the calls. The most commonly used Toll-Free area codes include 800, 833, 844, 866,855, 877 and 888.