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Everything you need to know about this New York area code (location, map, time zone) and also, learn how to get a local phone number
According to the North American Number Plan (NANP), 347 is one of the four telephone area codes for Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in New York City. It also serves the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. The other area codes for these four boroughs and Marble Hill are 718, 917, and 929. Check out the upcoming table on this page if you’d like to see a detailed borough-area code mapping for all of New York City. Meanwhile, the 347 area code can be attached to landline numbers, cellular phone numbers, and virtual phone numbers. It was added in 1999 to create more phone numbers for the increasing number of residences, offices, and businesses in these four boroughs. There are around 320 area codes in the United States.
Although it’s hard to imagine now, New York City was served by only area code 212 until 1984. In 1984, the 718 area code was introduced to serve Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Bronx and Marble Hill were removed from the 212 numbering plan and appended to 718 in 1992. New York City’s first cellular/pager area code, the 917, was introduced in the same year. All cellphone numbers issued until then were migrated to 917 area code.
In 1999, two new area codes, 646 and 347 were introduced to serve Manhattan and the rest of the boroughs respectively. The sixth one (929 area code) came into effect in 2011, generating over 23 million phone numbers. Finally, in 2015, the youngest area code, 332, was introduced.
New York currently has 19 area codes including 8 overlays. View the complete list of New York area codes.
To make a call to a 347 area code phone number, you need to perform eleven-digit dialing (1 + 347 + 7-digit telephone number). If you are making the call from a phone number with the same area code, you can perform ten-digit dialing (347 + 7-digit telephone number).
Area code 347 follows Eastern Time just like the rest of New York state. During spring and summer months, this corresponds to EDT or Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) since daylight saving will be in effect. In the fall and winter months, New York City follows EST or Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). Keep this in mind when you are making a long-distance call to New York City. You don’t want to disturb people at odd hours, do you?
New York City is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It also has the largest regional economy in the country. Finding real estate in this city is a tall task for most new or small businesses. Except the good news is that, you need not be physically present in New York to own a telephone number with 347 area code. You can always set up your call center or phone team in any part of the world, and buy a virtual phone number with the area code of your choice. You should also keep in mind that the number of available telephone numbers are not infinite. Phone numbers under the 347/718/929 numbering plan are projected to get exhausted by 2028. So, if you are planning to get one for yourself, it’s never too early.
You can expand your business operations to any of the four boroughs covered by 347 area code without setting up an office locally.
Why incur more charges with only international toll-free phone numbers? Spend less with a local phone number while receiving calls.
Get featured in local directories and business listings, both online and offline, in New York City. Earn reviews on local websites.
Despite being a global hotspot, New Yorkers take pride in being local and using local services. A 347 area code will help you fit in.
Your customers don’t have to spend money, making long distance calls to talk to you. It is easier and cheaper on local phone numbers.
You can also mask your primary business number with a phone number with 347 area code, while making outgoing calls.
You can take your pick of available virtual phone numbers with 347 area code from Freshdesk Contact Center cloud PBX. Once you sign up, you can buy more than one local phone number from a single area code or multiple area codes of your choice. Toll-free phone numbers and vanity phone numbers are also available on Freshdesk Contact Center. On completing the purchase, you can recharge your phone credits to make or receive calls. You can even port in your existing numbers and continue using them on Freshdesk Contact Center if you’d like to manage all your phone numbers in one place.
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