Hawaii has just one area code that was introduced in 1957. This serves the entire state and the maximum number of phone users that can share the area code has not been reached. Therefore, it is easy for residents to recognize out-of-state phone numbers by their area codes. Hawaiians can also identify strange callers by running their numbers through reverse phone lookup searches.
Hawaii’s single area code is:
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Who Controls Hawaii Area Codes?
Since the FCC has delegated some of the regulatory duties to the state utilities board, the State of Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) controls how a new area code is introduced. It is also the duty of the PUC to educate citizens on the changes to expect and how to adapt to the introduction of a new area code.
Where is Area Code 808?
Area code 808 was activated in 1957 and is the only one serving the whole of Hawaii. Honolulu County, Hawaii County, Maui County, Kauai County and Kalawao County are all covered by this code. Notable cities sharing this code include Urban Honolulu, East Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, Kailua, Waipahu, Kaneohe, Mililani Town, Kahului, Ewa Gentry, Mililani Mauka, Kihei, Makakilo, and Wahiawa.