How do you know if the 704 area code you’re receiving a call from is even local? You don’t, which is why we need to look at who owns that 704 area code and what kind of activity it’s seeing before you decide whether it’s spam or not. First, let’s figure out what area code it is and where it came from.
Where is Area Code 704?
Area code 704 serves Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, and its surrounding counties. On October 1, 1947, the area code was established when North Carolina became a single area code state. A portion of western South Carolina also uses 704. As of 2016, it’s one of only four original area codes (along with 304, 209, and 612) that still serve its actual geographic location. Over 5 million people use 704 as their primary area code.
How To Tell If An Unknown Number Is A Scammer?
Unofficial estimates put scam calls at up to 98% of all calls. Scammers use robocalls because it is cheap and easy for them. If you get a spam call, it’s likely an autodialer or robocaller (i.e., a piece of software that dials thousands of numbers and plays a prerecorded message). How do you tell if an unknown number is really from who they say they are?
1) Caller ID – Can scammers spoof caller ID with your information to hide their identity?
2) Callback – Ask them for the callback, so you can confirm it’s them calling.
3) Enter The Number Yourself – Look up numbers on either Google Voice or Truecaller.
4) Check Reviews – Do others complain about calls from these numbers?
5) Blocked Numbers – Scammers won’t pick up blocked numbers.
6) Don’t Answer Unknown Calls Or Texts From Strangers/Scammers! Ever! Do not talk to them, answer questions, press any buttons they request, and hang up immediately!
How To Stop Telemarketers?
Many people complain about telemarketers calling all hours of day and night. Telemarketers know that when you start screaming, stop calling me; they’ll never call again. However, sometimes they are real companies trying to sell you products or services you need. If it’s an unwanted solicitation from a number within your local area code, all it takes is one phone call to get them to stop. Here’s how it works: Get a pen and paper ready for all those numbers listed below; these next few steps take a little time but will be well worth it in terms of peace! Call your phone company.
In many cases, they can block any calls (both domestic and international) originating within your local area code, so telemarketers can’t dial-up at all. Make sure you tell them to block both outgoing calls and incoming calls if possible. Save yourself some trouble by making sure their block stays in place until you specifically remove it! This can take up to 48 hours, depending on where you live. Be patient because once your phone company completes their part, most of the work is done; sit back, relax, and have fun talking with friends & family rather than annoying salespeople!
Where is The 704 Area Code Located?
The 704 area code is located in North Carolina. Major cities include Cary and Charlotte. The seven hundred number is also sometimes referred to as an Area Code. The 704 Area Code is divided into 4 Exchanges and 517 active Zip Codes.
What do the numbers on Caller ID mean?
If the numbers you see on Caller ID look like a long string of digits without any area code or number that you recognize, they probably don’t mean anything to you. But those numbers might mean something to someone else. The first three digits of a seven-digit phone number identify the company (called an NXX) that provides service for that particular telephone line in the same city or nearby community.
The next four digits are usually reserved for individual lines within an office. They can vary from zero to eight depending on what is assigned to each specific customer line—that is unless these last four numbers match up with the company’s NXX. The last four digits of a seven-digit number are your telephone number assigned by the local telephone provider at their switching office where you live.
What Time Zone is Area Code 704?
This area code belongs to North Carolina. It is part of the Eastern time zone. This time zone does not operate during daylight saving time (DST). It uses eastern standard time, which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Most North Carolina observes Eastern Standard Time except for ten counties located in the Western portion that belongs to the Central time zone.
They observe Central Standard Time (CST). The actual reason why the 704 area code exists can be traced back to the history of numbers in the North Carolina telephone system. The state used a party-line service earlier until 1940 when telephone service became available across county lines, and people could call anyone without going through operator or county operator.
Top 12 Counties in Area Code 704:
Are Calls from Area Code 704 a Scam?
You may get a call from the 704 area code and assume it’s a scam because you don’t recognize the number. But that doesn’t mean it is a scam. The 704 area code could be anywhere in North Carolina or South Carolina.
If you look at a list of all available area codes in NPA format (this means without counting assigned phone numbers), you’ll find that 704 is currently not in use. However, this can be misleading; while most are under use right now by an existing carrier (Verizon, to name one), some have been completed but never used by any carrier; these will eventually become free to reassign for new customers.
How do I Block Unwanted Calls From 704 Numbers?
On your Android phone or tablet, you can block unwanted calls from specific numbers by changing your device’s settings. If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 7 or later and an iPod touch with iOS 6 or later, you can also block unwanted calls from specific numbers by changing your device’s settings. Please note that to block calls from a number on Android devices or iPhones & iPads, you’ll need to create a list of specific numbers first. This doesn’t allow blocking iPhones & Ipads without making a list of certain numbers beforehand.
Is the 704 area code toll-free number?
The 704 area code covers most of North Carolina. It is not a toll-free area code, and not all calls to numbers with 704 area codes are local. For example, a call from Minnesota to a business in Cary would be considered long distance, likewise for a call from Florida to Southport. The same goes for an individual calling another individual living in Cary.
Their phone company would also charge them long-distance rates since 704 is not a toll-free area code. So while it’s possible that certain calls to numbers with 704 area codes may be free, they’re not always free, and it’s important to know that when you make a call, you’ll want to check your rate plan and fees (or consult your carrier) before making it.
How to Get the 704 Area Code?
Getting the 704 area code is easy and doesn’t take much effort. You can get it just by living in the 704 area or working for a company that does business in North Carolina. You’ll need to provide your landlord with proof of residence or your employer with proof of employment—and then pay a fee for the convenience. To make things easier for you and the companies who might try to reach you during business hours (usually 8 AM to 6 PM), some services allow number portability between different phone carriers. This means you won’t have to spend extra time getting yourself a new number when moving to another region.
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