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North American area code 480 is a telephone area code in Arizona which was split from area code 602 on April 1, 1999, because of the explosive growth of the Phoenix metropolitan area in the 1990s. The west side and the western half of the far north side became Area code 623, while the Eastern suburbs and the Phoenix neighborhood of Ahwatukee became Area Code 480.
The 480 area code encompasses Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, as well as far northeast Phoenix and the Phoenix neighborhood of Ahwatukee, and newer unincorporated communities in far northwest Pinal County which are becoming part of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area due to heavy development. Also in area code 480 are pagers for the Iridium satellite telephone service.
|Arizona area codes: 480, 520, 602, 623, 928|
|North: 623, 928|
|West: 602, 928||area code 480||East: 520, 928|