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Q: Location of area code 140 ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Location of area code 140
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pachmayr-ga
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Posted: 05 Feb 2006 00:58 PST
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Question ID: 441632
Where is area code 140?

I received a telephone call today (2/4) at around 9PM, and again on
2/5 at 3:00AM from the same number, with a 140 area code.  I don't
know where this is.  Can you help?  Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 05 Feb 2006 01:57 PST
What number was after the 0? Also, how many digits were there in the
telephone number?


Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 05 Feb 2006 15:38 PST
Assuming rainbow is correct, and the "1" indicates a long distance
number, these are your possibilities:

Area Code Listing, by Number

401 RI -5 Rhode Island 
402 NE -6 E Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln 
403 AB -7 Canada: Southern Alberta (see 780, 867) 
404 GA -5 N Georgia: Atlanta and suburbs (see overlay 678, split 770) 
405 OK -6 W Oklahoma: Oklahoma City (see 580) 
406 MT -7 Montana 
407 FL -5 Central Florida: Metro Orlando (see overlay 689, eff 7/02; split 321) 
408 CA -8 Cent. Coastal California: San Jose (see overlay 669) 
409 TX -6 SE Texas: Galveston, Port Arthur (splits 936, 979) 

Do any of these look familiar?

Clarification of Question by pachmayr-ga on 05 Feb 2006 18:46 PST
Hi, Cynthia -

I know that my caller-id does not show a "1" for typical long distance
calls (we get a lot from out of state friends & relatives).  So I am
doubting the "1" was indicating a long distance call.  My best guess
is that it is indicating an international call...of which my caller-id
cut off the entire number?

I clarified earlier but the powers that be said that it defied the
terms & conditions.  To specifically answer Rainbow's previous
clarification request:

The number after the 0 was "4."  As in, my caller ID read:
140-4XX-XXXX.  There were ten total digits in the number.

Thanks you!!  This is a real mystery for me.  I don't like getting
calls at 3:00AM from who-knows-where!

Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 05 Feb 2006 19:18 PST
Very strange. If you look at that link above, there are no area codes
starting with "1" --and here's an International page:


Nothing with "140" at all.

Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 12 Feb 2006 15:04 PST
What a mystery!  "Technically" there are no area codes in the 100
range, so I'm stumped. I think the easiest way to find out where this
call is originating from is to wait till you see the number calling
again, and answer it!

If you ever figure it out, please come back and tell us!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Location of area code 140
From: neurogeek-ga on 05 Feb 2006 11:41 PST
I don't think that 140 is a possible area code, because it starts with
a 1, which is reserved for "long distance" dialing.

See this description:
Subject: Re: Location of area code 140
From: alanna-ga on 05 Feb 2006 19:10 PST
40 is the country code for Rumania, if that's a possibility.
Subject: Re: Location of area code 140
From: kingal-ga on 05 Feb 2006 20:04 PST
It could be a scammer who sent a bogus number to your caller ID so you
can't trace him.
Subject: Re: Location of area code 140
From: hammer-ga on 17 Feb 2006 08:36 PST
140 is/was an access code for a discount telephone service called Sky
Dial. It's possible your caller was using this, or a similar service.

- Hammer

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