Area Code 212 History:
Area code 212 was put into service on 01/01/1947. In 1984 area code 212 was split to form area code 718. In 1992 area code 212 was overlaid with area code 917. In 1999 area code 212 was overlaid with area code 646.
Major cities or places in New York within area code 212 include:
Area code 212 serves only Manhattan and is overlaid with area codes 646 and 917. Area code 917 is used primarily for mobile devices but is assignable to landlines when needed.