Jamaica is currently using one area code. Jamaica does not utilize any area code overlays. Area code 876 was created from a split of area code 809.
Area code 809 originally covered most of the Caribbean when it was established in 1958. It was not until 1995 that an area code was established exclusively for Jamaica. Since Jamaica previously shared area code 809 with other Caribbean nations the establishment of area code 876 was technically a split of area code 809.
Changes and History of Jamaica Area Codes:
Area code 809 was put into service. Originally area code 809 covered most of the Caribbean. In 1997 area code 809 was split to form area code 876.
Area code 876 was put into service. Area code 876 was created from a split of area code 809.