501 Area Code
|Top City:||Little Rock|
Where is Area Code 501 located?
Area Code 501 is a telephone area code serving the state of Arkansas, United States. It covers the central portion of the state, including the capital city of Little Rock and surrounding areas.
The 501 area code is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse communities. It is home to various attractions, businesses, and institutions, making it an important hub in Arkansas.
501 Area Code Time Zone
The time zone of area code 501 is Central Standard Time (CST).
History of 501 Area Code
The 501 area code was one of the original area codes assigned to Arkansas in 1947 when the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) was established. At that time, it covered the entire state of Arkansas.
In 1958, the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas were split off to form the new 870 area code. The 501 area code remained unchanged until 1997 when it was further reduced to its current size by creating the new 479 area code for northwestern Arkansas.
The 501 area code is expected to exhaust its available numbers by 2024, according to the North (NANPA). A possible solution is to implement an overlay plan, which would add a new area code to the same geographic region and require 10-digit dialing for all calls.
Top 10 Counties in Area Code 501
Top 10 Cities in Area Code 501
|North Little Rock||65,903|
Top Telephone Carriers
|AT&T||Cellco Partnership Dba Verizon Wireless|
|CenturyLink||New Cingular Wireless Pcs|
|Comcast Phone Of Arkansas||365 Wireless|
|Level 3 Communications||Socket Telecom|