480 area code is a telephone area code used in the state of Arizona. Area codes used in Arizona are 480, 602, 520, 928 and 623. 623 is used in western part of the state of Arizona, 480 is used in northern, southern and eastern areas, while 520 is used in South. 480 area code was created in 1999 by splitting area code 602. This happened because of population growth in Phoenix area during the 1990s. It was quite obvious that the code split had to be done, so area code 602 was split and 480 was created. 602 area code started operating in 1947. Today it still covers most of the Phoenix area. 480 area code covers some 658 ZIP codes. There are 525 prefixes, ranging from 200 to 998.
The places where 480 area code is used are: Phoenix, Fort McDowell, Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction, Guadalupe, Carefree, Mesa, Sun Lakes, Cave Creek, Gold Canyon, Scottsdale, Higley, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Chandler Heights, Queen Creek, Chandler Heights, Rio Verde, Fountain Hills and Tortilla Flat.
480 area code has 109 wireless prefixes and 416 landlines. There are more than thirty carriers.
Major 480 area code cell companies are: At&t – Local, Blue Licenses Holding, LLC, Allegiance Telecom Of Arizona, INC., Arch Wireless Holdings, Cellco Partnership Dba Verizon Wireless, Electric Light Wave, Alltel Communications Of The Southwest, Cox Arizona Telcom, INC. – AZ, Global Crossing Local Services INC, Eschelon Telecom Of Arizona, INC., Nextel Communications, INC., Great West Services, LTD, Mci Metro Ats, INC., Network Services LLC, Leap Wireless Intl, INC. Dba Cricke, Mcleodusa Telecommunication Service, Alltel Communications Of The Southwest LP AZ, Sbc Telecom, Qwest Corporation, Midvale Tel Exch INC, Southwestern Bell, Mountain Telecommunications, INC., Pac-West Telecomm, INC., T-Mobile Usa, INC., Sprint Spectrum L.P., Teleport Communications Group, Time Warner Telecom Of Arizona, LLC, Sprint Communications Company, Xo Arizona, INC. and Saddleback Communications Company.