Begins February 27, 2000
Begins January 14, 2001
Minnesota ran out of telephone number prefixes in the
region served by the 612 area code. This happened because
of the need for new telephone numbers (for fax machines,
pagers, cell phones, "second" lines, voice mailboxes and
other misc. services), the many choices in service providers
and the current method of allocating prefixes to telecommunications
On February 27, 2000, the region served by Minnesota's 612
area code will be split into three area codes: 612, 763 and
- The 612 area code will be kept by Minneapolis,
Richfield, St. Anthony and the Fort Snelling area.
- The 763 area code will serve Blaine, Brooklyn Center,
Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Delano, East Bethel, Fridley,
Golden Valley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lexington, Medicine Lake, Medina,
Montrose, Mounds View, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Waverly, and other
communities to the north and northwest.
- The 952 area code will serve Apple Valley, Bloomington,
Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Lakeville, Minnetrista,
Minnetonka, Mound, Orono, St. Louis Park, Watertown, Wayzata, and
other communities to the south and southwest.
How do I change my
settings if I am now in (763) or (952)?
prefixes that are changing/changed to (763) and (952)