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Have you ever received a phone call from area code 541 and did not know where that is? Is it a scammer? a legit business? a telemarketer? If that happened to you before, you would want to continue reading to know the story behind that 541-area code.
Where is area code 541 located?
Area code 541 serves the majority of the state of Oregon, except the northwest parts of it. It serves coastal area regions ranging from Lincoln County to the border of California. And also services the cities of Springfield, Eugene, Medford, Albany, Ashland, Bend, Burns, Lakeview, Pendleton, The Dallies, and Corvallis.
Is area code 541 a new one or an old one?
Until November 5, 1995, the area code 503 was used for the entire state of Oregon. By that date area code, 541 began working. 503 area code was cut back to the northwest corner of the state including Portland and Salem as they were heavily populated, while the rest of the state converted to 541. By the year 2007, 541 was exhausted enough especially in places as Eugene, Medford, and Corvallis. As a solution for that problem, the state-approved an overlay with a new area code of 458 for the entire area, which converted the whole area into a 10-digit dialing system. By August 2011 all landlines were converted to the mandatory now 10-digit dialing system.
Can I have my own number with area code 541?
As of August 2011, all 541 area codes have completed their transition to the new 10-digit dialing system with a new area code 458. So, unfortunately, you will not be able to have your own number with the area code 541 now.
Do scammers use area code 541?
There are so many software programs nowadays that scammers use to mask their real area code with another fake one. The area code 541 was overlayed by the area code 458. The transition was completed in the year 2011. So, if you received a call with area code 541, it is probably a scammer, and it is best if you ignored it.
How can I block a number with area code 541?
As we have mentioned before, the city of Oregon has stopped using the area code 541 by 2011. If you receive a phone call with area code 541 after that time, it is in your best interest to block that number as it is likely to be a scammer.
Blocking an unwanted call differs according to your phone's operating system (iPhone or Android).
To block unwanted calls from area code 541, do the following steps:
If you have an Android phone:
· Go to the Recent Calls menu.
· Click Details (besides the number you want to block)
· Click Block Number, and Voila. You won't receive any calls from that number anymore.
If you have an iPhone:
· Go to your Recent Calls menu.
· Choose the number that you want to block with the displaying the area code 541.
· Click the encircled (i) in it.
· Click more information from the next menu.
Click Block this number, and just like that you have blocked that number you won't receive any unwanted calls from it once again.