Area Code 800 History:
Area code 800 was put into service. Area code 800 was the first toll free area code put into use in the United States.
With toll free numbers the charges are paid for by the party who is called instead of the caller. Although area code 800 is not assigned to a geographical area, calls to any toll free number may be restricted by the customer. Other toll free area codes are 844, 855, 866, 877, and 888.
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