What unknown caller has the nerve to call you at dinner time from area code 985? And where is area code 985, for that matter? Read on, irritated recipient of a random phone call.
Where is Area Code 985?
Our favorite reference guide, Wikipedia, indicates that area code 985 is assigned to southeastern Louisiana, but not including New Orleans. [Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 985”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_985, 3 August 2010.] What is in southeastern Louisiana other than New Orleans? Plenty of small towns, including: Arnite, Bedico, Berwick, Boutte, Covington, Folsom, Franklinton, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Grand Isle, Hammond, Houma, Kentwood, Lacombe, LaPlace, Luling, Mandeville, Madisonville, Morgan City, Napoleonville, Patterson, Ponchatoula, Reserve, Robert, Slidell, Thibodaux, and Tickfaw. I have vacationed in New Orleans before, but I haven’t made it to Tickfaw. Yet.
Maybe you have a friend in Ponchatoula trying to get a hold of you on the phone – that could be the source of your unidentified call. But if you still cannot think of a person who could be calling you from area code 985, you might want to read the next section, below.
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 985?
Even in the noble outpost of Napoleonville, it is possible for telemarketers to set up shop. Your random call from Louisiana could be someone trying to sell you something. But how will you know for sure? Here’s how:
Among the internet’s free offerings are two websites that log annoying, unwanted phone calls: 800notes.com and callferret.com. You can check for your 985 caller on these services, and even leave comments of your own if you want: www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-985 or www.callferret.com/area-codes/985-area-code.html.
After all your research, if the caller is still a mystery, maybe someone just dialed the wrong number.
800notes.com, “1-985,” www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-985, 3 August 2010.
Callferret.com, “985 area code,” www.callferret.com/area-codes/985
-area-code.html, 3 August 2010.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 985”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_985, 3 August 2010.