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Area Code 907

Area code 907 assigned to Alaska. This area code only serving for Alaska. It was allot to Alaska on January 1st, 1957. It covers 29 counties and 216 cities & 800 exchanges.

Location

The major cities under this area code are Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, College, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Knik-Fairview, Kodiak, Lakes, Meadow Lakes, Nikiski, Palmer, Sitka, Sterling, Tanaina and Valdez.

Time zone

The time zone of Area code 907 is Pacific.

Background

It is the telephonic area code serving the largest area of North American numbering plan area (NANP) of Alaska, United States. It covers most of the area of Alaska except Hyder, the easternmost town of Alaska, which uses 236, 250, and 778 area codes.

Calling Procedure in 907 Area code

Both five-digit dialing, and ten-digit dialing used in 907 Area Code cities to make local or long-distance calls. Many calls within Alaska are long-distance calls. For making long distance calls prefix 1 must dialed before area code 907 plus seven-digit telephone number.
Area code 907 has telephone numbers that assigned for the central office code 988.

What is central office code?

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) originates in the 1940. The NANP divided the territories into numbering plan areas (NPAs) which given as three-digit telephone number prefix, commonly called the area code. Each telephone number consists of seven-digits, a three-digit central office code and a four-digit station number.

What is 988?

988 is a toll- free dialing code nominated nationwide for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is suicide prevention network based in United States. It is providing 24/7 service via a toll-free number 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). It provides instant service for those who are in any emotional stress or in any suicidal issue. The caller gets immediate response from its nearby crisis center for counseling. There are more than 160 crisis centers.

The only drawback of 988 is that for exchanges who permit seven-digit dialing because this will work only with ten-digit dialing. Seven-digit dialing is a telephone dialing procedure for local area calls.

According to an order from the Federal Communications Commission Alaskans will have to dial an additional three numbers for local calls beginning in October 2021. This decision to dial 10-digits for local calls will be started on April 24.

Preparation for 10-digit dialing

  • Alaskans are recommended to start using 10 digits for all local calls.
  • Do not forget to dial 907 area code before telephone number.
  • Those who forget to dial will still have their call completed till Oct 2021.
  • After that, those who attempt to call a seven-digit phone number will not connected or hear a recording telling them their call cannot be completed.
  • Telephone numbers will remain the same.
  • Call rates and services will also remain same.
  • Customer will need to dial 1 before area code and phone number for Long-distance calls.
  • Customers will also need to update equipment and services such as fax machines, alarms and speed dials etc.

Virtual Phone Numbers in 907 Area Code

You can establish and grow your business in Alaska, no matter where you are in the country, by getting a virtual (907) Area Code business phone number. You do not have to build an office in Alaska, by using virtual phone number you can make your clients and spread your services across.

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