The question is, “Where is area code 203?” You’ve seen that area code show up on your caller ID, and you want to know where those calls are coming from. Here’s your answer:
Where is Area Code 203?
Area code 203 is assigned to the southwest corner of Connecticut, covering the following counties: Fairfield (except for Sherman), New Haven, and Litchfield. Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 203,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_203, 17 November 2009.
You can find a complete list of cities in area code 203 at the following web address: http://www.areacodelocations.info/2/203.html. Major cities include Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, and West Haven. Areacodelocations.info provides useful information about all U.S. area codes.
Who is Calling Me From Area Code 203?
“But who,” you ask, “is calling me from area code 203?” It could be a wrong number, but it could also be a telemarketer. You might try checking on 800notes.com to see whether the number calling you is listed as a known telemarketer. 800notes.com allows consumers to report (and post comments about) the telephone numbers from which telemarketers have called them.
Here is a sample entry from 800notes about a phone number in area code 203 (I am omitting the actual number, because I have not verified it myself):
I finally got through calling them. Wouldn’t tell me what they do. Lady claimed that they DO NOT cold call, blaming the problem on a “phone line glitch.” When I reminded her that the calls have been coming for a long time, she offered to give me her “personal phone number.” Then she hesitated trying to think of her “name.” When I laughed she went all asnark and refused to give any information.
I also called one of the other numbers under which they are listed and went directly to answering machines, each being a female who said “I no longer work for …. please call “Michelle” at _______.”
Quite a tangled web of B.S. Source: 800Notes.com, “1-203,” http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-203, 17 November 2009.
Ouch! What an annoying situation. Keep in mind, though, that the call you receieved from area code 203 might be an innocent wrong number, rather than a telemarketer. So don’t report them as a telemarketer on 800notes.com until you have verified the fact!
Wikipedia, “Area Code 203,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_203, 17 November 2009.
AreaCodeLocations, “203,” http://www.areacodelocations.info/2/203.html, 17 November 2009.
800Notes.com, “1-203,” http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-203, 17 November 2009.