Is a phone number with area code 207 flashing on your caller ID? You are, no doubt, wondering who is calling and where they are calling from. The question is, “Where is Area Code 207?” And here is the answer:
Where is Area Code 207?
Wikipedia reveals that area code 207 is assigned to the entire state of Maine, except for a very small area (i.e., Estcourt Station) that uses area code 418 (the Quebec area code). As of this writing, every other area of Maine is included in 207, from Augusta to Portland. [Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 207”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_207, 3 August 2010.]
If your elderly aunt lives in Maine, the phone call might be from her. Or maybe you have other friends who have moved to the far reaches of New England and want to catch up by phone. Whatever the case, if you know people in Maine, there is a good chance that they are the mystery callers.
If you have zero connection to Maine, though, you might want to read on.
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 207?
Could there be telemarketers calling you from area code 207? Of course there could. Those guys are everywhere. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can find out if your call came from a telemarketer.
800notes.com, callferret.com, and several other websites publish user-submitted reports of calls from unknown numbers. You can start by visiting the page relating to area code 207, and then see if the specific number that is calling you has been listed by others. Here are the relevant links: www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-207 or www.callferret.com/area-codes/207-area-code.html).
But what if your mystery number is not listed on the area code 207 telemarketer pages? In that case, it is entirely possible that someone in Maine simply dialed the wrong phone number.
800notes.com, “1-207,” www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-207, 3 August 2010.
Callferret.com, “207 area code,” www.callferret.com/area-codes/207-area-code.html, 3 August 2010.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 207”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_207, 3 August 2010.