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Area Code 940

Bell Laboratories and AT&T laid the foundation of an area code system in the year 1940. This area code is believed to have been introduced much later in the year 1947. The coding system was popularly known as NANP or North American Numbering Plan and took into consideration Canada as well as the United States. NANP is referred to as the agency that plays a dominant role in assigning phone numbers.

In the year 1947, states as well as provinces having one area code were offered three digit numbers as codes. These area codes had zero as their mid number. At this point of time, the total number of area codes was not more than 86. States as well as provinces having more than a single area code were offered three digit codes. These codes had one as their mid number. The first as well as the third digits were provided by taking into consideration the population density of the city as well as the region which is grouped under a particular area code. The areas that were most densely populated were offered the lowest numbers.

Area code 940 is the North American telephone area code for numbers surrounding the Denton and Wichita Falls areas. This area court was introduced in the year 1997, 7th of July, after it got separated from the area code 817.

Area code 940 serves the following counties:

Dallas, Stephens, Baylor, Archer, Clay, Childress, Cottle, Cooke, Foard, Denton, Hardeman, Grayson, Jack, Haskell, Montague, , Parker, Palo Pinto Throckmorton, Stonewall, Wilbarger, Wichita, Knox, Wise, Young, and Tarrant

Area code 940 serves the following cities and towns:

Alvord, Argyle, Archer City, Bellevue, Aubrey, Bluegrove, Benjamin, Boyd, Bowie, Bryson, Bridgeport, Byers, Burkburnett, Chico, Cee Vee, Chillicothe, Childress, Crowell, Corinth, Dennis, Decatur, Electra, Denton, Forestburg, Era, Gordon, Gainesville, Graford, Goree, Greenwood, Graham, Haskell, Harrold, Holliday, Henrietta, Jacksboro, Iowa Park, Justin, Jermyn, Knox City, Kamay, Lantana, Krum, Lindsay, Lake Dallas, Megargel, Loving, Mineral Wells, Millsap, Montague, Mingus, Munday, Muenster, Newark, Myra, Nocona, Newcastle, Oklaunion, O'Brien, Olney, Old Glory, Paradise, Palo Pinto, Petrolia, Perrin, Pilot Ponder, Point, Quanah, Poolville, Rochester, Ringgold, Rule, Rosston, Sanger, Saint Jo, Scotland, Santo, Sheppard Air Force Base, Seymour, South Bend, Slidell, Tell, Sunset, Tioga, Throckmorton, Vernon, Valley View, Weatherford, Whitt, Weinert, Windthorst , Wichita Falls, Aspermont, Woodson,

Dallas, Breckenridge, Euless, Flower mound, Odell, Lewisville, Rhome, Strawn, Paducah, Whitesboro

Area code 940 records an estimated population of 540, 243. In other words, nearly 540, 243 people are registered with the phone services of this area code.

The carriers of area code 940 include:

Western Wireless Corporation

Sprint Spectrum

Sprint Spectrum

Level 3 Communicationsx

Southwestern Bell Wireless

Choice Wireless Lc

Alltel Communicationsx

South 5 Rsa Limited Partnership

Gte Sw Dba Verizon Sw Incx

United States Cellular Corpexa

T Mobile Usa

Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative I

United Tel Co Of Texas

Southwestern Bellx

Pac West Telecommx

Arch Wireless Holdings

Muenster Telephone Corp Of Texas D

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