Area code 321

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Area code 321 is the area code serving Brevard County, Florida. The area code has been in use since November 1, 1999; it was assigned to the area, instead of suburban Chicago, after a successful petition led by local resident Robert Osband to commemorate the Space Coast's impact on the county. The code refers to the countdown sequence which has launched many spacecraft from Cape Canaveral.[1][2] Part of 321 also overlays area code 407 in the Orlando area.

321 is the only area code in North America that is the overlay of one established area code and the sole area code elsewhere. This is also the only area code currently used with SatCom Satellite Phone units.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "3-2-1, Call Cape Canaveral". The New York Times. 1999-11-23. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/23/science/3-2-1-call-cape-canaveral.html. Retrieved March 02, 2011. 
  2. ^ MEHTA, STEPHANIE N. (2/26/1999). "The Kennedy Space Center Acquires A New Area Code: 3-2-1, as in Blast Off". Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ http://www.satcomdirect.com/main/company/about-us.aspx All calls go through the service's Melbourne, Florida data center. Company HQ in Satellite Beach.

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Florida area codes: 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
North: Atlantic Ocean
West: 407/321area code 321 (standalone)East: Atlantic Ocean
South: 772