Area codes 740 and 220

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Area codes 740 and 220 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the southeastern and central parts of Ohio. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_0

The numbering plan area (NPA) includes the cities of Cadiz, Athens, Belpre, Chillicothe, Circleville, Coshocton, Delaware, Gallipolis, Heath, Ironton, Jackson, Lancaster, Laurelville, Logan, Marietta, Marion, Mount Vernon, Nelsonville, Newark, Newcomerstown, Pataskala, Portsmouth, Rockbridge, Steubenville, Washington Court House, and Zanesville, Shadyside and the surrounding areas. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_1

It does not include the city of Columbus and rate centers in Franklin County which primarily use area code 614. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_2

History Area codes 740 and 220_section_0

Area code 740 was established on September 11, 1997; it split from area code 614 on November 8, 1997. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_3

On November 7, 2013, it was announced that the 740 area code would run out of numbers sometime in 2015. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_4

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chose to remedy the situation by implementing an overlay with area code 220, effective April 22, 2015. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_5

This requires all calls within the numbering plan area to be dialed using the full ten-digit telephone number. Area codes 740 and 220_sentence_6

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: codes 740 and 220.