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A map of Utah with the 385 and 801 area code overlay highlighted in red

385 and 801 are area code overlays under the North American Numbering Plan covering the Wasatch Front in northern Utah. Specifically, 385 and 801 cover Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, and Morgan counties. Some cities and towns included in this area code are Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Bountiful, Orem, Provo, Kearns, Alta, Murray, Midvale, and Sandy. The 385 area code was overlaid on the 801 area code on March 1, 2009.

Until September 1997, all of Utah was served by the 801 area code. At that time all of the counties outside of the Wasatch Front were assigned the 435 area code.

In 2000, the Utah Public Service Commission approved a split for 801 to take effect in 2001, in which Salt Lake County would retain the 801 area code and Utah, Davis, Weber and Morgan Counties would form a new non-contiguous area code 385.[1] Conservation measures allowed the repeated postponement of the area code split.[2]

In July 2007, the PSC of Utah announced that the conservation measures would be exhausted in approximately June 2008, finally necessitating the implementation of the 385 area code. The same announcement stated that 385 would be overlaid, not split, with 801, so that both 801 and 385 would serve all five counties belonging to the pre-overlay 801 area code.

The 385/801 overlay introduced mandatory 10-digit local dialing to the Wasatch Front on March 1, 2009 (beginning June 1, 2008 and ending March 1, 2009, both seven and ten-digit calls were allowed).[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ New "2-way Split" Relief Alternative Approved for 801 Area Code, NANPA, 31 December 2000. Accessed 13 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b Order Selecting Area Code Overlay, and Reversing April 13, 2000 Order Selecting Area Code Split, Public Service Commission of Utah, 12 July 2007. Accessed 13 July 2007.
  3. ^ 385 area code = 10-digit dialing, Utah Public Service Commission Accessed 09 July 2008.

External links

State of Utah area codes: 385, 435, 801
North: 435
West: 435 area code 385/801 East: 435
South: 435

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