Outer 215 Area telephone exchanges

Under this heading are currently included all exchanges that were assigned the 215 area code when area codes were instituted, but were outside the dialing area of the city of Philadelphia. All the exchanges in this section were, during the period in question, in the 215 area, though subsequently a division into 215 and 610 took place. (Subsequently, additional area codes were established, but by overlaying, so that none of the exchanges listed in the "metropolitan Philadelphia" portions of this site went into any area other than 215 and 610.)

Unlike many other cities, in Philadelphia and the rest of the 215 area, even after the start of All-Number Calling many exchanges were assigned to the same area that had others beginning with the same two digits, so that they could be thought of (and apparently were thought of) as within the same exchange name as existing exchanges with the same first two digits. These "unofficial" names are given here, with a note to indicate that they were not official. (In fact, some of these names may have been official; this is not totally certain.)

This section is organized in the same way as is each geographical section of this site: by exchange. There are three tables, which can be described as alphabetical, numeric, and alphabetical/numeric:

Alphabetic table of exchange names
Numeric table of exchange names
Alphabetic/Numeric table of exchange names

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