Updated Jan 02, 2010Area Code 980
"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 980 area code specific link here.
Area Code 980 ( area code map)
Location North Carolina
Dates and historical information Area code 980 went live into service on April 01, 2001 (The paperwork process started on September 20, 1999).  It was formed as a subdivision of the 704 area code.
Growth Status This area code went live on April 01, 2001 as a result of a subdivision of the 704 area code.
Technical Status 2 Area code 980 is currently live and in service.
Time Zone(s) 1 E
LATA numbers served 422
Number of rate centers served 9
List of rate centers CHARLOTTE, LINCOLNTON, SALISBURY, MATTHEWS, SHELBY, MONROE, GASTONIA, CONCORD, ALBEMARLE
Number of major cities served 33
Names of major cities served (ZIP code) Charlotte (28202), Charlotte (28209), Cary (27513), Lincolnton (28092), Boger City (28092), Salisbury (28144), Correll Park (28144), Matthews (28105), Belmont (28012), Catawba Heights (28012), Dallas (28034), Shelby (28150), Kingstown (28150), Patterson Springs (28150), Charlotte (28208), Monroe (28112), Mooresville (28115), Doolie (28115), Mayhew (28115), Mazeppa (28115), Harmony (28634), Countyline (28634), Houstonville (28634), Concord (28025), Flowes Store (28025), North Concord (28025), Sidestown (28025), Stonewall Jackson Training S (28025), Albemarle (28001), Millingport (28001), North Albemarle (28001), Palestine (28001), Plyler (28001), River Haven (28001), South Albemarle (28001), (00000)
Number of exchanges served 53
List of exchanges served 980-205-xxxx, 980-207-xxxx, 980-212-xxxx, 980-213-xxxx, 980-216-xxxx, 980-219-xxxx, 980-225-xxxx, 980-226-xxxx, 980-229-xxxx, 980-230-xxxx, 980-233-xxxx, 980-234-xxxx, 980-235-xxxx, 980-241-xxxx, 980-245-xxxx, 980-253-xxxx, 980-254-xxxx, 980-275-xxxx, 980-295-xxxx, 980-297-xxxx, 980-321-xxxx, 980-322-xxxx, 980-328-xxxx, 980-329-xxxx, 980-333-xxxx, 980-343-xxxx, 980-344-xxxx, 980-355-xxxx, 980-359-xxxx, 980-373-xxxx, 980-386-xxxx, 980-387-xxxx, 980-388-xxxx, 980-395-xxxx, 980-406-xxxx, 980-428-xxxx, 980-429-xxxx, 980-475-xxxx, 980-487-xxxx, 980-521-xxxx, 980-522-xxxx, 980-555-xxxx, 980-581-xxxx, 980-598-xxxx, 980-613-xxxx, 980-621-xxxx, 980-622-xxxx, 980-683-xxxx, 980-721-xxxx, 980-722-xxxx, 980-776-xxxx, 980-875-xxxx, 980-939-xxxx
Number of telephone companies 16 telephone companies servicing the 980 area code
List of telephone companies CRICKET COMMUNICATIONS, INC., US LEC OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC., CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - NC, BELLSOUTH TELECOMM INC DBA SOUTHERN BELL TEL & TEL, NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC - GA, NUVOX COMMUNICATIONS, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - NC, SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., SUNCOM DBA T-MOBILE USA, TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS AXS - NC - CHARLOTTE, INTERMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS INC. - NC, WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - NC, SPRINGBOARD TELECOM, LLC - NC, VERIZON WIRELESS (VAW), LLC, TCG OF THE CAROLINAS, INC. - NC, NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
980 Area Code Map