Why is There No Phone Number with the Area Code I'm Looking for Available? | RingCentral

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If you are looking for a phone number with a specific area code but it is not available, there is a reason. Some area codes have been completely exhausted. Meaning that there are no longer any available phone numbers with that area code. Why is that? They are currently owned, and have been for years, by another individual. An example of an exhausted area code is 303 in Colorado and 212 in New York.

If you are finding yourself in this situation, please select a phone number in a newly created area code for your preferred location.

Now, on the rare occasion that someone gives up a phone number with an exhausted area code, this number is placed in quarantine for a certain amount of time (this is a precaution in case this action was accidental - this way the owner can retrieve their phone number). Once the number has been released from quarantine, it is now available for purchase. You are always welcome to see if there is a phone number in your preferred area code by creating a case. Simply let us know what area code you are looking for and we are more than happy to check its availability!

  
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