Area code 973


Area code 973

Area code 973 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for Northern New Jersey that covers portions of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union Counties. It was formed as of June 1, 1997 when Area code 201 was split. [Newman, Andy. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=980CE2D8143DF931A35755C0A961958260&scp=3&sq=area+code+732&st=nyt "New Area Codes Introduced"] , "The New York Times", June 2, 1997. Accessed January 23, 2008.] [ [http://www.verizonnj.com/about/community/nj/about/history/1985_1998.asp About Verizon New Jersey: Years 1985 to 1998] , Verizon Communications, accessed May 12, 2007.] In 2001, the 862 area code was created to overlay the 973 area code, making 10-digit dialing mandatory. [McKay, Martha. [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-8382118_ITM "New Jersey Assigned New Area Codes."] , "The Record (Bergen County)", April 18, 2001. Accessed August 11, 2001. "The new New Jersey area codes -- 551, 356, and 848 -- were announced this week and will be introduced next year in the regions currently served by 201, 973, and 732, respectively."]

According to Verizon, area code 973 is used in the state of New Jersey by the following communities:;Bergen County
*Fair Lawn (mostly 201)
*East Rutherford (mostly 201)
*Garfield
*Lodi (a minority uses 201)
*Saddle Brook (mostly 201)
*Wallington;Essex County
*Belleville
*Bloomfield
*Caldwell
*Cedar Grove
*East Orange
*Glen Ridge
*Irvington
*Livingston
*Maplewood
*Millburn-Short Hills
*Montclair
*Newark
*Nutley
*Orange
*South Orange
*Verona
*West Orange;Hudson County
*East Newark
*Harrison;Morris County
*Chatham Borough
*Chatham Township
*Denville
*Hanover Township
*Kinnelon
*Lincoln Park
*Madison
*Mendham Borough
*Mendham Township
*Montville
*Morristown
*Morris Plains
*Morris Township
*Mountain Lakes
*Parsippany-Troy Hills
*Pequannock Township
*Pompton Plains
*Randolph
*Rockaway
*Roxbury
*Whippany (part of Hanover Township);Passaic County
*Clifton
*Passaic
*Paterson
*Prospect Park
*Ringwood (a minority uses 201)
*Totowa
*Wanaque
*Wayne
*West Milford;Sussex County
*Andover Township
*Andover
*Branchville
*Byram Township
*Frankford Township
*Franklin
*Fredon Township
*Green Township
*Hamburg
*Hampton Township
*Hardyston Township
*Hopatcong
*Lafayette Township
*Montague Township
*Newton
*Ogdensburg
*Sandyston Township
*Sparta
*Stanhope
*Stillwater Township
*Sussex
*Vernon Township
*Walpack Township
*Wantage Township;Union County
*Springfield Township

References

External links

Area Code Box 2|State=NJ
This=973/862
N=845
S=908
E=201/551
W=570, 908
S1=NY|S2=PA


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