Rhode Island Area Code

Rhode Island utilizes two area codes for its telecommunications needs. The primary area code is 401, serving the entire state. Additionally, an overlay area code 839 was introduced in 2021 to accommodate the growing demand for phone numbers in the same geographic region served by the 401 area code, ensuring a sufficient supply of numbers for residents and businesses.

State Rhode Island
State Abbreviation: RI
State Nickname: Ocean State Equality State
Capital City Providence
Area Codes 401,839
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (ET)
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What time zone is Rhode Island?

Rhode Island operates in the Eastern Time Zone (ET). Therefore, the timezone for Rhode Island's area codes, including 401 and 839, is Eastern Time (ET).

Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change


Rhode Island has primarily used the 401 area code to serve its telecommunications needs for many years. However, to accommodate growing demand, an overlay area code, 839, was introduced. This overlay allows for the introduction of new phone numbers while retaining existing ones, ensuring continued service for residents and businesses in the state.

All Area Codes in Rhode Island

This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.

Area Code Location History and Details
401 Rhode Island The primary area code serving the entire state of Rhode Island.
839 Rhode Island An overlay area code introduced to provide additional numbering resources for the 401 area code region.

Largest Cities in Rhode Island with area codes

Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Rhode Island.

Name Area Code History and Details
Providence 401 The capital and largest city in Rhode Island, known for its cultural diversity and historic architecture.
Warwick 401 Rhode Island's second-largest city, situated in Kent County, and famous for its waterfront areas.
Cranston 401 One of the largest cities in Rhode Island, known for its suburban character.
Pawtucket 401 A city in Providence County with a rich industrial history.
East Providence 401 A neighboring city to Providence.
Woonsocket 401 A city in Providence County known for its mill town heritage.
Coventry 401 One of the larger towns in Rhode Island, situated in Kent County.
North Providence 401 A neighboring town to Providence.
South Kingstown 401 A town in Washington County known for its coastal communities.
Johnston 401 Part of the Providence metropolitan area.