If your cell phone is showing a missed call from area code 209, and you are not familiar with that area code, you are understandably asking, “Where is Area Code 209?” As you might expect, the internet can provide the answer. Here it is:
Where is Area Code 209?
Wikipedia identifies area code 209 as covering a landlocked area in northern central California. Cities in the area include Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Winton, Atwater, Livingston, Manteca, Tracy, Lodi, Sonora, and San Andreas, as well as smaller municipalities like Acampo, El Portal, Galt, Herald, Kit Carson, Lathrop, Lodi, Pinecrest, River Pines, Salida, Thornton, Turlock, Victor and Wilseyville. For a complete list, visit the Wikipedia webpage. [Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 209”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_209, 3 August 2010.]
So your unidentified phone call could be coming from a friend in California, or a friend who used to live in California and has hung onto his/her cell phone number. Maybe you have a long-lost relative living in some small central California town. If you do not know anyone like that, though, you will want to keep reading:
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 209?
It is just possible that a telemarketer in area code 209 has called your phone – even if it is a cell phone. Fortunately, there are websites dedicated to recording and tracking unwanted callers’ numbers. My favorites are 800notes.com and callferret.com, although there are, of course, other similar websites.
Here are the pages to get started with: try www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-209 or www.callferret.com/area-codes/209-area-code.html). You can also participate by leaving your own comment about the phone call you received.
If, however, you cannot find your mystery phone number on these pages, it could just be a random mistake – a wrong number.
800notes.com, “1-209,” www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-209, 3 August 2010.
Callferret.com, “209 area code,” www.callferret.com/area-codes/209-area-code.html, 3 August 2010.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 209”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_209, 3 August 2010.