Isn’t it nice that someone is calling you from area code 414? But wouldn’t it be even nicer if you knew who the caller was? You are wondering, “Where is Area Code 414?” Fortunately, the answer is only a few lines away:
Where is Area Code 414?
If Wikipedia is to be believed, area code 414 services certain areas of Wisconsin – mostly Milwaukee County, including Milwaukee itself, but a few other random areas, too. If you have heard of this area code before, it might be because in 1983 a six-member Milwaukee gang called itself “the 414s” as they committed various cyber crimes, hacking into computer systems in the U.S. and Canada. [Source: Wikipedia, “Area Code 414”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_414, 3 August 2010.]
So, area code 414 kind of has a criminal past. But don’t worry – the call you received is probably just Aunt Matilda up in Shavano Park, calling to tell you about her cats. If you absolutely cannot come up with any reason why any person would be calling you from the Milwaukee area, consider some alternatives:
Who is Calling Me from Area Code 414?
It’s possible that someone is calling to sell you car insurance. Maybe telemarketers use area code 414 to make their tedious sales pitches by phone (heaven knows they use virtually every other area code for this purpose).
Find out whether a telemarketer is stalking you by visiting 800notes.com and callferret.com. Specifically: www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-414 and www.callferret.com/area-codes/414-area-code.html.
If even these websites are incapable of solving your call-receiving mystery, then let’s make a reasonable guess: Someone in Milwaukee pressed the wrong numbers on their keypad and accidentally got your voicemail. It seems like the most plausible explanation at this point.
800notes.com, “1-414,” www.800notes.com/AreaCode.aspx/1-414, 3 August 2010.
Callferret.com, “414 area code,” www.callferret.com/area-codes/414-area-code.html, 3 August 2010.
Wikipedia, “Area Code 414”, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_414, 3 August 2010.