Ten Digit Dialing: Begins February 27, 2000
Mandatory Dialing: 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 providers.

On February 27, 2000, the region served by Minnesota's 612 area code will be split into three area codes: 612, 763 and 952.

  • 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)?

List of prefixes that are changing/changed to (763) and (952)