Familiar with the 929 area code? 929 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the boroughs of New York City of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan. it also covers surrounding areas of New York state and bordering areas of New Jersey. Area code 929 became effective on April 16, 2011.
Where is Area code 929?
Area code 929, sometimes called area code 718 and regional calling area 2, is a telephone area code in New York City and part of northeastern New Jersey in The United States. it covers most calls to Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx. However, there are some parts of Staten Island that use area codes 347 or 718 instead of 929.
All four boroughs that get coverage from Area code 929 are in New York City; other parts of New York State have their own area codes. Who can call me with the 929 area code?: Calls to numbers with area code 929 originate within one of two geographical regions. Calls originating within all of New York City except for Staten Island (including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx) as well as northwestern Nassau County on Long Island are covered by Area code 929.
What time zone is area code 929?
Area code 929 is a time zone located in parts of New York. It follows Eastern Time (ET).
- EST (Eastern Standard time)
- EDT (Eastern Daylight time)
- Time Zone Offset from GMT/UTC is 5 hours.
Counties in Area Code 929:
There is the following counties 929 area code:
- Staten Island
Cities in Area Code 929:
There are the following cities in the 929 area code:
- Cambria Heights
- Far Rockaway
- Forest Hills
- Garden city
- Jackson Heights
- Middle Village
- New York
- Oakland Gardens
- Queens village
- Richmond hill
- Rego park
- Saint Albans
- Staten island
- White plains
- Woodside Oakland garden
Is it a scam?
Perhaps. In fact, there are many different types of scams that try to get you to answer calls from unknown numbers. You’ve probably heard of phone phishing scams where scammers will call you pretending to be someone or something they’re not, just so they can record your voice or obtain some other piece of information.
In recent years, however, text message phishing has become common too. No matter how a scammer might contact you, however, it should always raise a red flag if he or she asks for money or personal information—like bank account numbers and passwords.
Why do scammers use area codes?
If a number has an area code other than your local one, or if you get calls from outside your country, hang up immediately. An international number could be used to mask the origin of a scammer’s calls, helping them evade detection by authorities.
Do not trust caller ID information—it is easy for scammers to falsify it with spoofing technology. If you have doubts about whether a call is truly from someone you know, call back on another line or use an online reverse-lookup site to verify their number before calling back. Just because you know someone’s phone number doesn’t mean they are actually making that call.
How to stop unwanted calls and scammers?
There are a lot of ways you can try to get rid of these phone calls, but let’s just focus on two. The first is calling your state’s Do Not Call registry. These services—and there are many across different states—are usually managed by your state attorney general’s office. Here, you can fill out a form online or call them and request to be placed on their Do Not Call list.
This list typically covers things like telemarketers who contact consumers looking for donations (donation requests made over a phone call are illegal in many states), surveys, and informational calls from businesses. But if you find that unwanted calls persist, it may be time to look into an unlisted number or caller ID blocking service.
Future problems with phone numbers and scammers:
We’re on our way to a day when every phone number is unique and not shared by multiple users, but for now, it remains an issue. If you get a call from an area code that isn’t familiar to you (such as 929), check it out online or Google your city followed by that three-digit number.
If a quick search comes up with another number in addition to what was just dialed, then someone likely just used your area code and number to make themselves appear legitimate—they didn’t even need your actual telephone number. It’s called spoofing and sometimes scammers will actually alter phone numbers so they read differently (though using random codes) as a means of confusing victims.
How to make a call to the 929 area code?
If you’re a local caller of New York, you need to dial your 7-digit phone number. If you are calling from outside of New York City, dial 1 and then (929) area code + phone number. So if I’m calling my friend in Brooklyn, I would dial 1-929-555-1212. Note that you need to include your area code when making a call within New York City. When people call from outside of New York City to an NYC phone number, they don’t have to include their area code.
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