You pick up your cell phone, see the caller ID displace, and ask yourself, “Who could be calling me from area code 205?” A lot of us have been asking where area code 205 is. Here is the answer you’re looking for:
Where is Area Code 205?
As noted on Wikipedia, area code 205 covers central and western Alabama. The most major cities within this area code are Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Other cities include: Alabaster, Bessemer, Clanton, Fairfield, Fayette, Gardendale, Hoover, Jasper, Livingston, Montevallo, Northport, Oneonta, Pell City, Trussville, Warrior, and Winfield. [Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 205”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_205, 3 August 2010.]
If you have lived in Alabama, or know someone from one of the cities listed above, then you might be able to figure out who is calling you. There is a chance, though, that the caller is not someone you know. If you believe that is the case, then read on.
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 205?
If you don’t know anyone in area code 205, then there is a pretty good chance that the person (or machine) calling you from that area code is a telemarketer.
Fortunately, there are ways to find out whether telemarketers are calling you. Stop by one of the websites that tracks telemarketing calls (800notes.com or callferret.com, for example); these sites allow visitors to report telemarketer phone numbers that have been calling them (see www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-205 and www.callferret.com/area-codes/205-area-code.html).
If the caller is a non-telemarketer (e.g., a wrong number), you might be able to find out who it is using a reverse lookup service, such as www.Anywho.com.
Receiving mystery calls is annoying. With these tips, though, you should be able to find out who is calling from area code 205.
800notes.com, “1-205,” www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-205, 3 August 2010.
Callferret.com, “205 area code,” www.callferret.com/area-codes/205-area-code.html, 3 August 2010.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 205”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_205, 3 August 2010.