Ever wondered, “Where is area code 201?” Of course you have. Here’s the answer:
Where is Area Code 201?
Area code 201 is one of two area codes covering Southern New Jersey. It was, in fact, the first area code to be assigned under the North American Numbering Plan. You can see a map of area code 201’s borders at this Wikipedia address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_201_and_551.
As Wikipedia reports, area code 201 overlaps with area code 551; they both cover the same area, so that one houshold in Southern New Jersey might have a different area code than the house next door. Source: Wikipedia, “Area codes 201 and 551,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_201_and_551, 17 November 2009.
You can see a list of all cities in area code 201 at this website: http://www.areacodelocations.info/2/201.html. The list includes Bayonne, Jersey City, and Union City.
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 201?
If you are reading this article, there is a good chance that you have received a phone call from an unknown number in area code 201. If you want to find out who is calling, one option is to look at www.800notes.com and/or www.callferret.com. Both sites catalogue known telemarketing numbers by area code, with comments contributed by readers. Here is a sample entry from 800notes.com’s page relating to area code 201 (I am omitting the actual phone number here, but you can find it at callferret):
I have received calls from this number for two days. I received a call on July 29 and July 30. I do not answer these calls and nobody leaves a message. WEIDER is shown on the caller ID. I filed a complaint on this number tonight though the National Do Not Call Registry. I guess this is just another number to add to my DO NOT ANSWER list that I keep by the phone. I have at least ten different numbers like this that call me on and off on a regular basis. I am sick of it!
Source: 800notes, “1-201,” http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-201, 17 November 2009.
There are usually multiple entries per telemarketing phone number, so 800notes.com and callferret.com give you multiple people’s accounts of a problem caller.
Before you report a number to these sites, though, consider that your random 201 call might be a perfectly innocent wrong number.
800notes, “1-201,” http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-201, 17 November 2009.
AreaCodeLocations.com, “201,” http://www.areacodelocations.info/2/201.html, 17 November 2009.
Callferret.com, “201 Area Code,” http://www.callferret.com/area-codes/201-area-code.html, 17 November 2009.
Wikipedia, “Area codes 201 and 551,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_201_and_551, 17 November 2009.