Area code 619

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Map of California numbering plan areas (blue) and border states. Area code 619 is shown in red.

Area codes 619 and 858 are California telephone area codes that was split from 714 on November 5, 1982. This area code used to cover the southern half of the city of San Diego and its eastern and southern suburbs. Area code 619 was the first new area code in California since 707 was added in 1959, the first to be added nationwide since area code 804 was split off from 703 in 1973, and the second area code added since 1966.

On March 23, 1997, areas around North San Diego County, desert areas and geographical areas in southeastern California split into 760, on June 12, 1999, the northern half of San Diego and the inner northern suburbs split into area code 858.

After the area code reached a projected exhaust date of 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a boundary merging overlay plan that will merge the two area codes just like the boundary merging overlay of area codes 213 and 323 in Los Angeles County. Come mid-June 2018, 10-digit dialling will be mandatory in the merged areas. Permissive dialling began in May 2018.[1]

Cities served by 619/858[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Professional wrestler and San Diego native Rey Mysterio named his finishing move "The 619" after the area code.[2] A DVD featuring him is titled Rey Mysterio: 619.[3]
  • Football player Reggie Bush painted the number 619 into his eyeblack during games. He explained "When I do that, it's my way of keeping myself humble, of representing my hometown and letting them know I'm not going to forget where I came from."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CPUC PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS FOR 619 REGION." California Public Utilities Commission. 2017-05-01. Accessed 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ "Rey Mysterio bio". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment (2003). Rey Mysterio: 619 (DVD). Enfield, Middlesex: Silver Vision. 
  4. ^ "It's Reggie, bar none". USA Today. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 

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California area codes: 209, 213/323, 310/424, 408/669, 415/628, 442/760, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
North: 442/760, (619/)858
West: Pacific Ocean, 808 area code 619 (standalone area to be eliminated in 2018) East: 442/760
South: Country code +52 in Mexico
Hawaii area codes: 808

Coordinates: 32°36′N 117°00′W / 32.6°N 117°W / 32.6; -117