Updated Jan 02, 2010Area Code 979
"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 979 area code specific link here.
Area Code 979 ( area code map)
Dates and historical information Area code 979 went live into service on February 19, 2000 (The paperwork process started on September 02, 1999).  It was formed as a subdivision of the 409 area code.
Technical Status 2 Area code 979 is currently live and in service.
Time Zone(s) 1 C
LATA numbers served 570, 560
Number of rate centers served 54
List of rate centers CALDWELL, FREEPORT, BRENHAM, BRYAN, HEARNE, GIDDINGS, ANGLETON, BAY CITY, WALLIS, HEMPSTEAD, BELLVILLE, GARWOOD, EAGLE LAKE, PLUM, NEEDVILLE, HOSTYN, BRAZORIA, WARRENTON, LA GRANGE, FRANKLIN, SEALY, EL CAMPO, CLTLKJCKSN, WEIMAR, BORDEN, DEANVILLE, SNOOKTUNIS, FAYETTEVL, CARMINE, WHARTON, HIGH HILL, CALVERT, BURTON, NORTHRUP, KURTEN, MORAVIA, SCHULENBG, DIME BOX, SOMERVILLE, E BERNARD, W COLUMBIA, INDUSTRY, BEASLEY, MATAGORDA, BLNGNWGULF, GLEN FLORA, DAMON, SWEENY, COLUMBUS, LEXINGTON, LOUISE, MARKHAM, CHURCHILL, NEW ULM
Number of major cities served 152
Names of major cities served (ZIP code) Caldwell (77836), Freeport (77541), Jones Creek (77541), Oyster Creek (77541), Quintana (77541), Surfside Bch (77541), Surfside Beach (77541), Brenham (77833), Gay Hill (77833), Independence (77833), Bryan (77803), (00000), (77839), Hearne (77859), Astin (77859), Austin (78701), Giddings (78942), Schulenburg (78956), Dubina (78956), Engle (78956), Freyburg (78956), Glecker (78956), High Hill (78956), Moravia (78956), Swiss Alp (78956), Lexington (78947), Blue (78947), Leo (78947), Tanglewood (78947), Angleton (77515), Clute (77515), Richwood (77515), Anchor (77515), Baileys Prairie (77515), Bonney (77515), Mcbeth (77515), Holiday Lakes (77515), Bay City (77414), Clemville (77414), Sargent (77414), Buckeye (77414), Cedar Lake (77414), Wallis (77485), Hempstead (77445), Prairie View (77445), Monaville (77445), Pine Island (77445), Bellville (77418), Bellview (77418), Bellvue (77418), Buckhorn (77418), Burleigh (77418), Cochran (77418), Nelsonville (77418), Raccoon Bend (77418), Garwood (77442), Eagle Lake (77434), Elm Grove (77434), Plum (78952), Needville (77461), Fairchilds (77461), Long Point (77461), La Grange (78945), Winchester (78945), Ammansville (78945), Halsted (78945), Holman (78945), Mullins Prairie (78945), Oquinn (78945), Rabbs Prairie (78945), Rutersville (78945), Brazoria (77422), Old Brazoria (77422), Wild Peach Village (77422), Warrenton (78961), San Felipe (77474), Sealy (77474), Frydek (77474), Millheim (77474), Peters (77474), El Campo (77437), Hillje (77437), Jones Creek (77437), New Taiton (77437), Sandy Corner (77437), Taiton (77437), West End (77437), West Payne (77437), Clute (77531), Richwood (77531), College Station (77840), College Sta (77840), Weimar (78962), Borden (78962), Osage (78962), Fayetteville (78940), Shelby (78940), Snook (77878), Carmine (78932), Wharton (77488), Burr (77488), Crescent (77488), Dinsmore (77488), Mackay (77488), Magnet (77488), Spanish Camp (77488), Lake Jackson (77566), Richwood (77566), Calvert (77837), Burton (77835), Kurten (77862), Hallettsville (77964), Speaks (77964), Breslau (77964), Ezzell (77964), Kinkler (77964), Koerth (77964), Rabbs (77964), Vienna (77964), Wied (77964), Worthing (77964), Dime Box (77853), East Bernard (77435), Chesterville (77435), Tavener (77435), West Columbia (77486), East Columbia (77486), Industry (78944), Welcome (78944), Beasley (77417), Matagorda (77457), Boling (77420), Iago (77420), Glen Flora (77443), Damon (77430), Sweeny (77480), Ashwood (77480), Sugar Valley (77480), Columbus (78934), Hillcrest (78934), Houston (77027), Somerville (77879), Brookshire (77423), Pattison (77423), Sunny Side (77423), Louise (77455), Provident City (77455), Houston (77006), Bryan (77801), Benchley (77801), Edge (77801), Law (77801), Reliance (77801), Steep Hollow (77801), Tabor (77801), Bryan (77808), Wixon Valley (77808), Franklin (77856), Ridge (77856), Markham (77456), New Ulm (78950)
Number of exchanges served 335
List of exchanges served 979-200-xxxx, 979-201-xxxx, 979-202-xxxx, 979-203-xxxx, 979-204-xxxx, 979-209-xxxx, 979-210-xxxx, 979-212-xxxx, 979-215-xxxx, 979-216-xxxx, 979-217-xxxx, 979-218-xxxx, 979-219-xxxx, 979-220-xxxx, 979-221-xxxx, 979-222-xxxx, 979-223-xxxx, 979-224-xxxx, 979-225-xxxx, 979-226-xxxx, 979-227-xxxx, 979-228-xxxx, 979-229-xxxx, 979-230-xxxx, 979-231-xxxx, 979-232-xxxx, 979-233-xxxx, 979-234-xxxx, 979-235-xxxx, 979-236-xxxx, 979-237-xxxx, 979-238-xxxx, 979-239-xxxx, 979-240-xxxx, 979-241-xxxx, 979-242-xxxx, 979-243-xxxx, 979-244-xxxx, 979-245-xxxx, 979-246-xxxx, 979-247-xxxx, 979-248-xxxx, 979-249-xxxx, 979-250-xxxx, 979-251-xxxx, 979-252-xxxx, 979-253-xxxx, 979-254-xxxx, 979-255-xxxx, 979-256-xxxx, 979-257-xxxx, 979-258-xxxx, 979-260-xxxx, 979-262-xxxx, 979-263-xxxx, 979-264-xxxx, 979-265-xxxx, 979-266-xxxx, 979-268-xxxx, 979-270-xxxx, 979-271-xxxx, 979-272-xxxx, 979-273-xxxx, 979-277-xxxx, 979-278-xxxx, 979-279-xxxx, 979-280-xxxx, 979-282-xxxx, 979-284-xxxx, 979-285-xxxx, 979-287-xxxx, 979-289-xxxx, 979-292-xxxx, 979-293-xxxx, 979-294-xxxx, 979-295-xxxx, 979-296-xxxx, 979-297-xxxx, 979-298-xxxx, 979-299-xxxx, 979-300-xxxx, 979-301-xxxx, 979-302-xxxx, 979-303-xxxx, 979-304-xxxx, 979-305-xxxx, 979-306-xxxx, 979-314-xxxx, 979-315-xxxx, 979-316-xxxx, 979-318-xxxx, 979-319-xxxx, 979-320-xxxx, 979-322-xxxx, 979-323-xxxx, 979-324-xxxx, 979-326-xxxx, 979-330-xxxx, 979-332-xxxx, 979-334-xxxx, 979-335-xxxx, 979-336-xxxx, 979-337-xxxx, 979-339-xxxx, 979-341-xxxx, 979-344-xxxx, 979-345-xxxx, 979-353-xxxx, 979-357-xxxx, 979-358-xxxx, 979-361-xxxx, 979-364-xxxx, 979-366-xxxx, 979-373-xxxx, 979-376-xxxx, 979-378-xxxx, 979-387-xxxx, 979-388-xxxx, 979-393-xxxx, 979-398-xxxx, 979-399-xxxx, 979-400-xxxx, 979-402-xxxx, 979-404-xxxx, 979-406-xxxx, 979-410-xxxx, 979-412-xxxx, 979-413-xxxx, 979-415-xxxx, 979-417-xxxx, 979-418-xxxx, 979-421-xxxx, 979-422-xxxx, 979-424-xxxx, 979-426-xxxx, 979-428-xxxx, 979-429-xxxx, 979-432-xxxx, 979-436-xxxx, 979-446-xxxx, 979-447-xxxx, 979-450-xxxx, 979-451-xxxx, 979-452-xxxx, 979-453-xxxx, 979-457-xxxx, 979-458-xxxx, 979-459-xxxx, 979-464-xxxx, 979-468-xxxx, 979-469-xxxx, 979-471-xxxx, 979-472-xxxx, 979-473-xxxx, 979-474-xxxx, 979-475-xxxx, 979-476-xxxx, 979-478-xxxx, 979-479-xxxx, 979-480-xxxx, 979-481-xxxx, 979-482-xxxx, 979-484-xxxx, 979-485-xxxx, 979-487-xxxx, 979-488-xxxx, 979-490-xxxx, 979-491-xxxx, 979-492-xxxx, 979-493-xxxx, 979-501-xxxx, 979-503-xxxx, 979-505-xxxx, 979-515-xxxx, 979-525-xxxx, 979-529-xxxx, 979-530-xxxx, 979-531-xxxx, 979-532-xxxx, 979-533-xxxx, 979-534-xxxx, 979-535-xxxx, 979-540-xxxx, 979-541-xxxx, 979-542-xxxx, 979-543-xxxx, 979-547-xxxx, 979-548-xxxx, 979-549-xxxx, 979-551-xxxx, 979-553-xxxx, 979-554-xxxx, 979-556-xxxx, 979-557-xxxx, 979-559-xxxx, 979-561-xxxx, 979-562-xxxx, 979-567-xxxx, 979-571-xxxx, 979-574-xxxx, 979-575-xxxx, 979-577-xxxx, 979-578-xxxx, 979-583-xxxx, 979-587-xxxx, 979-589-xxxx, 979-595-xxxx, 979-596-xxxx, 979-599-xxxx, 979-600-xxxx, 979-606-xxxx, 979-607-xxxx, 979-608-xxxx, 979-609-xxxx, 979-610-xxxx, 979-612-xxxx, 979-614-xxxx, 979-616-xxxx, 979-618-xxxx, 979-627-xxxx, 979-628-xxxx, 979-633-xxxx, 979-635-xxxx, 979-636-xxxx, 979-637-xxxx, 979-639-xxxx, 979-647-xxxx, 979-648-xxxx, 979-649-xxxx, 979-652-xxxx, 979-657-xxxx, 979-658-xxxx, 979-661-xxxx, 979-664-xxxx, 979-665-xxxx, 979-667-xxxx, 979-676-xxxx, 979-677-xxxx, 979-678-xxxx, 979-679-xxxx, 979-680-xxxx, 979-690-xxxx, 979-691-xxxx, 979-693-xxxx, 979-694-xxxx, 979-695-xxxx, 979-696-xxxx, 979-702-xxxx, 979-703-xxxx, 979-705-xxxx, 979-709-xxxx, 979-710-xxxx, 979-716-xxxx, 979-717-xxxx, 979-723-xxxx, 979-725-xxxx, 979-730-xxxx, 979-731-xxxx, 979-732-xxxx, 979-733-xxxx, 979-734-xxxx, 979-739-xxxx, 979-742-xxxx, 979-743-xxxx, 979-753-xxxx, 979-758-xxxx, 979-759-xxxx, 979-764-xxxx, 979-773-xxxx, 979-774-xxxx, 979-775-xxxx, 979-776-xxxx, 979-777-xxxx, 979-778-xxxx, 979-779-xxxx, 979-780-xxxx, 979-788-xxxx, 979-793-xxxx, 979-794-xxxx, 979-798-xxxx, 979-799-xxxx, 979-800-xxxx, 979-807-xxxx, 979-814-xxxx, 979-820-xxxx, 979-821-xxxx, 979-822-xxxx, 979-823-xxxx, 979-824-xxxx, 979-826-xxxx, 979-827-xxxx, 979-828-xxxx, 979-830-xxxx, 979-836-xxxx, 979-843-xxxx, 979-844-xxxx, 979-845-xxxx, 979-846-xxxx, 979-847-xxxx, 979-848-xxxx, 979-849-xxxx, 979-856-xxxx, 979-859-xxxx, 979-861-xxxx, 979-862-xxxx, 979-863-xxxx, 979-864-xxxx, 979-865-xxxx, 979-867-xxxx, 979-871-xxxx, 979-877-xxxx, 979-884-xxxx, 979-885-xxxx, 979-892-xxxx, 979-906-xxxx, 979-910-xxxx, 979-920-xxxx, 979-921-xxxx, 979-922-xxxx, 979-925-xxxx, 979-930-xxxx, 979-942-xxxx, 979-943-xxxx, 979-960-xxxx, 979-964-xxxx, 979-966-xxxx, 979-968-xxxx, 979-970-xxxx, 979-980-xxxx, 979-985-xxxx, 979-987-xxxx, 979-990-xxxx, 979-992-xxxx, 979-993-xxxx, 979-997-xxxx
Number of telephone companies 39 telephone companies servicing the 979 area code
List of telephone companies NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC - IL, NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC., LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - TX, GTE-SW DBA VERIZON SW INC.-TX, TEXAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC., SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, INC. - TX, BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - TX, CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - TX, USA MOBILITY WIRELESS, INC., SOUTHWESTERN BELL, AWESOME PAGING, INC., COLORADO VALLEY TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, INC., AT&T LOCAL, TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - HOUSTON, ASAP PAGING - TEXAS, INDUSTRY TELEPHONE CO., GTE-SW DBA VERIZON SW INC.-TX (CONTEL), FITCH, F. CARY, AERIAL COMMUNICATIONS, MTPCS, LLC, WORLDCALL INTERCONNECT INC., CENTRAL TEL. CO. OF TEXAS, BAY STAR SATELLITE PAGING, CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS OF FORT BEND COMPANY, CRICKET COMMUNICATIONS, INC., WINDSTREAM SUGAR LAND, INC., MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - TX, BROOKS FIBER PROPERTIES OF TEXAS - TX, TEX-LINK COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - TX, GANADO TELEPHONE CO., INC., COMCAST PHONE OF TEXAS, LLC - TX, AMERICAN MESSAGING (AM), INC., SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. - TX, BRAZORIA TELEPHONE CO., VALOR TELECOMM TX, LD-TX #2 DBA WINDSTREAM COMM SW, VERIZON WIRELESS (VAW), LLC, METROTEL, BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC - TX
979 Area Code Map