Area code 912 is a US telephone area code serving the southeastern portion of the state of Georgia. It covers Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Vidalia, Metter, Reidsville, Homerville, Waycross, Brunswick, Folkston, Douglas, Statesboro, Ludowici, Jesup and Kingsland.
Despite the presence of Savannah and Macon, the southern half of Georgia is not nearly as densely populated as the north. As a result, while north Georgia went from one numbering plan area to three during the 1990s, 912 remained the sole area code for south Georgia for 46 years.
By the end of the 20th century, however, an impending number shortage made it apparent that south Georgia needed another area code. This was due to the proliferation of cell phones and pagers, especially in Savannah, Macon, and Albany.
On August 1, 2000, area code 912 was reduced to its current size in a three-way split, with Savannah and the eastern portion retaining 912. The western portion (centered on Albany) became area code 229, while the northern portion (centered on Macon) became area code 478. Permissive dialing continued throughout the old 912 territory until August 1, 2001.
Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols (part with area code 229), Effingham, Emanuel (part with area code 478), Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair (part with area code 229), Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne, and Wheeler.
|North: 478, 803/839, 843/854|
|West: 229||Area code 912||East: Atlantic Ocean, 441|
|South: 386, 904|
|South Carolina area codes: 803/839, 843/854, 864|
|Florida area codes: 239, 305/786, 321, 352, 386, 407/689, 561, 727, 754/954, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941|
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