About Alabama Area Code 256

The 256 area code includes Alabama cities Albertville, Alexander City, Anniston, Arab, Athens, Boaz, Cullman, Dadeville, Decatur, Florence, Ft. Payne, Gadsden, Guntersville, Huntsville, Piedmont, Rockford, Russellville, Sylacauga, Talladega, Wedowee.

Nearby area codes are 205, 251, 334 and 938.
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Extended information

Area code 256 is a telephone numbering plan code in the state of Alabama created on March 23, 1998, as a split from area code 205. In order to allow people time to reprogram electronics such as computers, cell phones, pagers and fax machines, use of the 205 area code would continue in the 256 areas through September 28, 1998.

In March 2009, the Alabama Public Service Commission announced that the new overlay area code of 938 would be added on top of the current 256 area code sometime in 2011. As a result, 10-digit dialing will be implemented for all numbers in the area by June 2010. This timing roughly coincides with the end of the originally projected 12-year "life span" of the original 256 area code.

256 Area Code Exchanges 100-153:

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