Rhode Island has only one area code that serves the whole state. Therefore, residents can easily spot out-of-state numbers calling them. They can also easily identify strangers calling them by submitting the unknown numbers to reverse phone lookup search engines
The single area code currently active in Rhode Island is:
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Who Controls Rhode Island Area Codes?
In Rhode Island, the Public Utilities Commission is in charge of all matters and decisions concerning area codes in the state. It is the duty of the commission to disseminate information concerning the existing area code (401) to Rhode Islanders, and also decide when to create new ones in the state.
Where is Area Code 401?
Area code 401 serves all of Rhode Island. It is one of the original 86 area codes commissioned by the North American Numbering Plan in 1947 and has no overlays. It is projected that Rhode Island's single area code will not be exhausted until 2050.