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 Nickname:||Ocean State Equality State|
|Timezone||Eastern Time Zone (ET)|
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.|