If you find yourself gazing confusedly at the caller ID, wondering, “Where is area code 954?”, you are not alone. That area code happens to be a popular one for telemarketers, and many people get mysterious phone calls from it. Here is what you need to know:
Where is Area Code 954?
Wikipedia reports that area code 954 became active September 11, 1995; it was split from area code 305, and is located in Broward County, Florida (near Miami). [Source: ” Area codes 754 and 954 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 23 June. 2010 . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_754_and_954].
You can see a complete list of cities/municipalities in area code 954 at AllAreaCodes.com’s “Florida Area Codes” webpage: http://www.allareacodes.com/florida_area_codes.htm. There are several dozen locations listed, including Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Golden Isles, Hillcrest, and Lauderdale by the Sea. It is hard to read the list without wanting to go on vacation.
As you are undboutedly aware, today’s phone numbers are portable. I have found it a simple matter to obtain an area code outside of my actual area of residence. My current cell number, for example, has an area code from another section of the country, where I used to live – not the number in which I am currently located. Even free numbers (e.g., the numbers assigned by the Google Voice on-line phone service) can be located in area codes other than one’s area code of residence. So just understand that the fact that a call shows up on caller ID as originating in area code 954 does not necessarily mean that the caller is physically in Florida.
Who is Calling from Area Code 954?
If you do not know anyone from Florida, you might be wondering what person is calling you from area code 954. You might be able to find your answer at CallFerret, a website that reports telemarketing and other nuisance phone call numbers. The page for area code 954 at CallFerrett is: http://www.callferret.com/area-codes/954-area-code.html. If you visit that webpage, you will see comments left by visitors to the website who have received nuisance calls from area code 954. Several other on-line pages offer similar reporting services.
Your mystery call from Florida might be from a telemarketer, but it might also be from a confused person who has dialed the wrong number. Whatever the case, I hope knowing the location of area code 954 is helpful for you.
“1-954 Area Codes.” CallFerrett.com. 23 June 2010. http://www.callferret.com/area-codes/954-area-code.html
“Florida Area Codes.” AllAreaCodes.com 23 June 2010. http://www.allareacodes.com/florida_area_codes.htm
” Area codes 754 and 954 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 23 June. 2010 . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_754_and_954