Updated Jan 02, 2010Area Code 848
"E" is Eastern Time Zone, "C" is Central Time Zone, "M" is Mountain Time Zone, and "P" is Pacific Time Zone. Occasionally, an area code will fall in more than one time zone. In this case, the abbreviation is a combination of the previous abbreviations. Some area codes are shown with time zones referencing Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). Additional technical status can be retrived from the North American Numbering Plan Administration on the 848 area code specific link here.
Area Code 848 ( area code map)
Location New Jersey
Dates and historical information Area code 848 went live into service on December 29, 2001 (The paperwork process started on April 02, 2001).  It was formed as a subdivision of the 732 area code.
Growth Status This area code went live on December 29, 2001 as a result of a subdivision of the 732 area code.
Technical Status 2 Area code 848 is currently live and in service.
Time Zone(s) 1 E
LATA numbers served 224
Number of rate centers served 15
List of rate centers PERTHAMBOY, FREEHOLD, MIDDLETOWN, METUCHEN, NEWBRNSWCK, WOODBRIDGE, LAKEWOOD, TOMS RIVER, EATONTOWN, RED BANK, RAHWAY, MATAWAN, SPRINGLAKE, MONMTH JCT, BOUNDBROOK
Number of major cities served 41
Names of major cities served (ZIP code) Perth Amboy (08861), Hopelawn (08861), Freehold (07728), East Freehold (07728), Georgia (07728), Jerseyville (07728), Millhurst (07728), (00000), Middletown (07748), N Middletown (07748), New Monmouth (07748), North Middletown (07748), Metuchen (08840), New Brunswick (08901), Woodbridge (07095), Lakewood (08701), Toms River (08753), Dover Township (08753), Dover Twp (08753), Berkeley (08753), Eatontown (07724), Tinton Falls (07724), Monmouth (07724), Shrewsbury Township (07724), Vail Homes (07724), Red Bank (07701), Tinton Falls (07701), Westboro (07701), Rahway (07065), Keyport (07735), Union Beach (07735), Cliffwood Bch (07735), Cliffwood Beach (07735), Spring Lake (07762), Wall (07762), Wall Township (07762), Wall Twp (07762), Spring Heights (07762), Spring Lake Heights (07762), Monmouth Junction (08852), Monmouth Jct (08852), Bound Brook (08805), Bound Brk (08805)
Number of exchanges served 27
List of exchanges served 848-203-xxxx, 848-207-xxxx, 848-218-xxxx, 848-219-xxxx, 848-228-xxxx, 848-229-xxxx, 848-248-xxxx, 848-250-xxxx, 848-260-xxxx, 848-299-xxxx, 848-333-xxxx, 848-391-xxxx, 848-448-xxxx, 848-456-xxxx, 848-459-xxxx, 848-466-xxxx, 848-467-xxxx, 848-468-xxxx, 848-469-xxxx, 848-480-xxxx, 848-482-xxxx, 848-525-xxxx, 848-565-xxxx, 848-628-xxxx, 848-667-xxxx, 848-702-xxxx, 848-992-xxxx
Number of telephone companies 13 telephone companies servicing the 848 area code
List of telephone companies OMNIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - NJ, NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC., BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC - NJ, YMAX COMMUNICATIONS CORP. - NJ, NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC - DC, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - NJ, SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - NEW YORK - NJ, BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - NJ, MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC, CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - NJ, SIMLAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - NJ, ALLEGIANCE TELECOM OF NEW JERSEY, INC.
848 Area Code Map