Area Code 716 History:
Area code 716 was put into service. Area code 716 was one of the original area codes assigned to the state of New York. In 1954 area code 716 was split to form a portion of area code 607. In 2001 area code 716 was split to form area code 585.
Counties in New York within area code 716 include:
Erie County, Chautaugua County, and Niagara County.
Major cities or places in New York within area code 716 include:
Area code 716 serves Buffalo and the surrounding communities including, Cheektowaga, Dunkirk, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Tonawanda, and West Seneca in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.