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Eastern (GMT -5)
Nearby area codes:
Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, Rochester.
The 603 area code is an integral part of New Hampshire's telecommunications infrastructure, serving the entire state and playing a crucial role in connecting its diverse communities. Statewide Coverage in New Hampshire: The 603 area code is unique in that it covers the entire state of New Hampshire. Established in 1947, it is one of the few remaining area codes in the United States that has not been overlaid or split, serving all of New Hampshire's cities and towns, from the urban areas of Manchester and Nashua to the rural reaches of the North Country. Supporting a Range of Economic and Social Activities: The 603 area code facilitates communication across New Hampshire’s varied landscape, supporting its economy which ranges from technology and healthcare in the southern urban centers to tourism and outdoor recreation in the White Mountains and Lakes Region. The state's cultural and political significance, especially noted for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary, is also underpinned by the connectivity provided by the 603 area code. Stability in a Changing Telecommunications Landscape: Despite the nationwide trend of area code exhaustion due to the proliferation of cell phones and other devices, the 603 area code has remained sufficient for New Hampshire's needs. This stability is a reflection of the state's manageable population size and efficient use of numbering resources. The 603 area code is more than just a telecommunications feature; it represents the unity and identity of New Hampshire, connecting its cities, towns, and rural areas, and supporting the state's diverse economic, political, and cultural activities.
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