Most phone users are more likely to accept calls from familiar area codes than those coming from unknown area codes. Recognizing an area code and the region it represents can be useful in evading fraudulent or unwanted phone calls. To recognize calls from South Carolina, residents must be able to identify the area codes assigned to the state. They can also identify unknown callers by using reverse phone lookup services to search their numbers.
An overview of the locations of the area codes currently in operation in South Carolina is shown below:
|803 - Location|
|839 - Location|
|843 - Location|
|854 - Location|
|864 - Location|
Who Controls South Carolina Area Codes?
The South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) is the regulatory authority for public utilities in the state. The PSC is charged with managing and supervising area codes for the state. Its authority includes making decisions about the introduction of new area codes in South Carolina.
Where are Area Codes 803 and 839?
Overlaid in 2020, area codes 803 and 839 serve multiple counties and cities in the central portion of South Carolina. Some of the counties covered include Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Hampton, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union, and York counties. Major cities served by area codes 803 and 839 are Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken, Camden, Cayce, Chester, Fort Mill, Irmo, Lancaster, Lexington, Lugoff, North Augusta, Orangeburg, St. Andrews, Sumter, York.
Where are Area Codes 843 and 854?
South Carolina area codes 843 and 854 serve telephone customers living in the eastern part of the state. Counties in this service area include Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties. Major cities covered are Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, Florence, and Hilton Head Island.
Where is Area Code 864?
The 864 area code serves the northwestern part of South Carolina. Counties in this area include Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union.