If you are asking yourself, “Where is area code 228?” then you have come to the right place. There are nearly four hundred area codes in the United States, each one covering a different geographic area. Here’s what I know about area code 228:
Where is area code 228?
Area code 228 is located in southern Mississippi, and covers a relatively small geographic area. As of this writing (November 15, 2009), it is one of four area codes in Mississippi. You can see a map of area code 228 at Nanpa.com using the following URL: http://www.nanpa.com/area_code_maps/display.html?ms
The map identifies Gulfport and Pascagoula as cities within area code 228, but Wikipedia provides the following, more complete, list of cities in this area code:
* Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
* Biloxi, Mississippi
* Diamondhead, Mississippi
* Gautier, Mississippi
* Gulfport, Mississippi
* Long Beach, Mississippi
* Moss Point, Mississippi
* Ocean Springs, Mississippi
* Pascagoula, Mississippi
* Pass Christian, Mississippi
* Vancleave, Mississippi
* Waveland, Mississippi
Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 228,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_228, 15 November 2009. Obviously, there are additional smaller cities and rural areas not included in this list, so please do not consider this to be exhaustive. The controlling factor here is the geographic area on the map, not the list of cities.
Where in area code 228 are people calling me from?
If you are receiving calls from an unknown number in 228 (i.e., area code 228 is showing up on your caller ID, and you don’t know who it is), step one is to think of who you know in Mississippi. If you don’t know anyone in that area, then your calls could be coming from some confused person dialing the wrong number, or it could be from a telemarketer or scam artist.
CallFerret.com has identified several telemarketing and scam phone numbers originating in area code 228. You can look through the numbers at http://www.callferret.com/area-codes/228-area-code.html, to see if you are being called by the same people. 800notes.com is another site that identifies telemarketers and abusive callers; you can check out area code 228 there at: http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-228. Another option is to use a reverse phone lookup (at anywho.com or a similar website) to try to identify the caller.
800notes.com, “Reported phone numbers in 1-228 area code,” http://800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-228, 15 November 2009.
CallFerret.com, “1-228 Area Code,” http://www.callferret.com/area-codes/228-area-code.html, 15 November 2009.
North American Numbering Plan Administration, “Area Codes Map: MS – Mississippi,” http://www.nanpa.com/area_code_maps/display.html?ms, 15 November 2009.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 228,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_228, 15 November 2009.