Rhode Island Area Codes

1 area code serves Rhode Island

Rhode Island Area Codes Overview

Rhode Island, one of the smallest states in the U.S., is served by two primary area codes: 401 and 959. The 401 area code covers the entire state and includes cities like Providence, Warwick, and Newport. It has been the sole area code for Rhode Island since its inception. In 2015, the 959 area code was introduced as an overlay to alleviate the growing demand for phone numbers in the region. The 959 overlay serves the same geographic area as 401 and ensures a continued supply of telephone numbers. Together, these area codes play a vital role in connecting the residents and businesses of Rhode Island, contributing to the seamless communication infrastructure in the state.