The 480 area code belongs to Phoenix, Arizona. This area code was created on January 1, 1947, and originally covered the entire state of Arizona. It has since been divided into three different area codes (602, 623, & 480). All of these area codes serve the same general region in the eastern half of the U.S., from Las Vegas north to Flagstaff and west to Kingman and parts of California.
What is area code 480 and where is it coming from?
The area code 480 was created in a three-way split of area code 602, on April 1, 1999. Cities that use area code 480 include: Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Tempe. In addition to those three cities, area code 480 is also used for cell phones and pagers in parts of Phoenix. Many businesses use toll-free numbers as a customer service tool to allow people across state lines or even out of state to reach them via phone with ease.
480 area code has been associated with scam calls because some scammers will call you from an area code that’s not your own. This can be confusing because they may have spoofed their number so it looks like they’re calling from another city but they’re actually calling from somewhere else entirely. The cities and communities this area code covers are Mesa, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Guadalupe, Scottsdale, Rio Verde, San Tan Valley, Phoenix, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Black Canyon City, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Chandler, and more
Where is the 480 area code used?
It is normal to feel worried when a new area code pops up into your phone’s screen. You don’t have any clue where the call is coming from or who is calling you. Since there is a large number of three-digit telephone numbers being used in every country, it can be confusing sometimes. Area code 480 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan that is being used across North America. Below are some commonly asked questions regarding the area code. If you have more questions about 480 area code, please ask them in the comments section below. I will try my best to answer them for you as soon as possible.
Is area code 480 a scam?
The good news is that since 480 is a local area code, your caller ID should reveal a local number or will indicate that it is from your area code (i.e., 480-555-1212). The bad news is that scammers have figured out how to hide their caller ID information. They are also using false names and possibly scamming techniques like bait and switch—if you answer and they don’t say anything right away just hang up; chances are they were just trying to get you to pick up in order to trip an answering machine (which may lead you to believe that nobody was there when in fact someone had called) or catch your answering machine recording so they can use it as a free message on one of those automated phone trees.
How do I block unwanted 480 calls?
480 is an area code in Arizona that covers most of Phoenix as well as small parts of Tempe and Scottsdale. It also serves smaller communities throughout most of western Arizona, including Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Kingman among others. 480 is a toll-free number making it a popular scam number for callers who charge their calls to your cell phone bill—or just make it seem like they are giving you free service when they’re not.
Is area code 480 toll free?
While most telephone area codes are toll free, there are some that require payment. Area code 480 is not one of those. In fact, if you receive a call from a 480 number and it turns out to be a telemarketer or otherwise scamp-sounding call, your cell phone carrier can and should be held responsible for that call. If you want to know who is calling from area code 480 but don’t want to wait around on hold or waste minutes listening to elevator music while you’re connected, just add that number to your Do Not Call list on your cell phone provider’s website.
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