The ability to recognize phone number area codes can help you decide between accepting and rejecting phone calls. As incidences of phone scams keep rising, most people are reluctant to accept calls from unknown persons. However, being able to identify the different area codes in the state can help you recognize local calls and the origins of calls from other parts of Mississippi. Reverse phone lookup services are also helpful for identifying unknown callers.
The table below presents an overview of the four area codes in the state:
|228 - Location|
|601 - Location|
|769 - Location|
|662 - Location|
Who Controls Mississippi Area Codes?
The Mississippi Public Service Commission is in charge of managing and implementing the numbering resources designated, by NANPA, to the State. Area code overlays are added, alongside existing area codes, in regions where the existing area codes are deemed inadequate to serve the population.
Where is Area Code 228?
Area code 228 is the telephone area code for the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. It primarily serves the three counties in the state's southeastern tip–Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock. Cities covered by this area code include Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, and Vancleave. It was established in 1997.
Where is Area Code 601?
Area codes 601 is the telephone area code for all of central and southern Mississippi, with the exception of the Gulf Coast. It was one of the original area codes implemented in 1947 and initially covered the entire state of Mississippi. Major cities covered by this area code include Brandon, Canton, Clinton, Columbia, Decatur, Forest, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Laurel, Madison, Natchez, Picayune, Raleigh, Vicksburg, and Waynesboro.
Where is Area Code 662?
Area code 662 is the telephone area code that serves the northern half of Mississippi. This includes the counties of Benton, Coahoma, Desoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica. Primary cities include Aberdeen, Booneville, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Drew, Fulton, Greenville, Holly Springs, Horn Lake, Louisville, Olive Branch, Oxford, South Haven, Tunica, Tupelo, West Point, and Yazoo City. It was established in 1999.
Where is Area Code 769?
Area code 769 is the telephone overlay area code for the regions covered by area code 601. This includes all of central and southern Mississippi, apart from the Gulf Coast. It was established in 1999.