Area code 789 is an unassigned code by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. Around 340 unassigned area codes in the United States are supposed to be used for general purpose area codes. Moreover there is a plan to use them as overlaid area codes to meet the demand of increasing phone numbers in a state, or city, or region. These shrinking phone numbers available for distribution are called “number depletion.”
Is area code 789 a scam?
You may find on the internet that Kansas (a state in the US) uses this area code 789; however, it doesn’t utilize any area code overlays other than these 4 area codes. 316, 620, 785, and 913 are the only area codes used in the state. Phone numbers like 789-XXX-XXX do not exist, and If you receive a call from this area code, it is most likely that the call is fake.
Federal and state authorities are responsible for area codes in the United States, and the North American Numbering Plan Administration assigns, manages, and administers these codes. The area code is represented by “NPA,” the first three digits number.
In comparison, the immediate 3 digits number that follows the area code is called the exchange number. They are also referred to as Central Switching Office Designation. It is represented as “NXX.” The first number, “N,” in both area code and exchange code can be any number from 2-9, but it can not be 0 or 1.
The last 4 digits of a phone number are called “Subscriber Line Identifier” or SCID. It can be any number from 0-9.
Each area code has a capacity of around 8 million phone numbers. The exact number is 7,919,000.
Threatening calls and messages from the IRS, Bank account verification call or asking for credit card information, You won the lottery scam calls, Insurance fraud, Scam charity appeals.
Also read: Area code 927, Area code 797, Area code 627
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