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Area codes 305 and 786

Area codes 305 and 786


Area code 305 is the area code for all of
Miami, Florida, Miami-Dade County, and the part of Monroe County in the Florida Keys
in the United States. The mainland portion of Monroe County is served
by area code 239. Area code 305 became overlaid by area code
786 in 1998. The area code 305 is commonly used as a metonym
for Miami. History
Area code 305 was one of the original area codes created in 1947, and originally covered
the entire state of Florida. The western part of the peninsula from the
Tampa Bay area south, which was served mostly by GTE, was separated into area code 813 in
1953. As a result of the increase in the state’s
population, North Florida from the Panhandle to Jacksonville was assigned area code 904
with a permissive dialing period beginning July 6, 1965, and a mandatory dialing period
beginning January 1, 1966. In 1988, the east coast of Florida from Palm
Beach County north through Brevard County, as well as the Orlando metropolitan area was
assigned area code 407. In 1995, Broward County was split from 305
and assigned area code 954. Although this was intended to be a long-term
solution, within two years the reconfigured area code 305 was already close to exhaustion
due to explosive growth in South Florida, as well as the increasing popularity of cell
phones and pagers. Available numbers were limited by the fact
that Monroe County was split between two area codes. To solve this problem, area code 786 was installed
as an overlay in 1998. The overlay originally only covered Miami-Dade
County; the Keys were added in 2008. In popular culture
Cuban-American rapper Pitbull often refers to himself as “Mr. 305”. American professional wrestler Montel Vontavious
Porter uses a modified facebuster finishing move known as “The 305”. Enrique Iglesias uses “@enrique305” as his
account name on Twitter A Fort Lauderdale restaurant in the 1970s
was named “Area Code 305”. There is a restaurant in Sunny Isles Beach
inside the Newport Beachside Resort that is named “Kitchen305”. There is a magazine in Miami called 305 Magazine. Drake titled a song “305 to My City” on his
2013 album Nothing Was the Same. See also
List of Florida area codes List of NANP area codes
North American Numbering Plan References External links
NANPA Area Code Map of Florida List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com,
305 Area Code List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com,
786 Area Code

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