The area code 888 is actually a prefix for a toll free number. Phone numbers beginning with 888 allow a party to reach businesses and/or individuals without being charged for placing the call. The party who is called, or the toll free subscriber, is responsible for paying for the received call.

NPA Information
Area Code (NPA) 888
Location Toll Free
In Jeopardy? No
Is Assigned? Yes
Assignment Date 25 May 1995
In Service? Yes
In Service Date 01 Mar 1996
Parent NPA 800
Overlay No
Overlay Complex
Predominant Timezone(s) UTC-05:00

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