Beginning in August 2008, customers in the 714 area code must always dial 1 + area code + seven-digit number when making a call. This change in dialing was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as part of an overlay for the 714 are code to accommodate the need for more telephone numbers. The newer 657 area code serves customers in the same geographic region as the 714 area code, which is located primarily in Orange County, and is used by telephone customers in Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, La Palma, Yorba Linda and other cities.
Remember, all calls made within the the 714 or 657 area code must be completed by always dialing 1 + area code + seven-digit number, except three-digit calls, like 911, 411, or 611. For more information please contact your local telephone service provider.