205 Area Code

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Alabama map showing location of area code 205 within the state

205 Phone Number





Major City:


The 205 area code is in Alabama, United States.

Area code 205 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

Covers Alabama's central west border and includes Jefferson, Shelby, and Tuscaloosa counties. Serves larger cities like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Alabaster, Bessemer.

Nearby counties:

Area code 205 hosts phone numbers of residents from 21 counties, including Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Walker, Blount, Chilton, Marion, Bibb, and Pickens.

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 251 - Mobile

Area Code 334 - Montgomerey

Area Code 662 - Southaven

Area Code 256/938 - Huntsville

Area Code 601/769 - Jackson

History of 205

Area Code

The Alabama area code 205 is one of the original 86 area codes created in 1947 by AT&T and the Bell System when the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) was established. Originally 205 covered the whole state of Alabama but was split in 1995 when area code 334 was introduced to the state. Once again in 1998 the NANP introduced area code 256 to cover more of the state. Area code 659 was created in 2019 as an overlay to 205 to support the continued growth in the region.

Things To Do Near

Area Code 205

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 205 area code (Birmingham County).

Things to do in Birmingham, Alabama tend to includes Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Vulcan Park and Museum and much more.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

A great destination in Birmingham, this museum houses more than 1,200 rare and unique race cars and motorcycles. This is a great spot for motorsports fanatics as it includes vehicles from the late 1800s through present day.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

A museum that offers a comprehensive look at the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, with exhibits and displays that highlight the struggles and triumphs of that era.

Vulcan Park and Museum

Home to the world's largest cast iron statue, Vulcan Park offers panoramic views of Birmingham's skyline. The museum on the property also provides insights into the city's history and industrial heritage.


in Birmingham

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 205 are:

Alabama State University

Birmingham Southern College

Samford University

This is not an exhaustive list, there are additional schools that may not be included

Why do people sign up for a virtual 205 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 205 virtual US phone numbers for a number of reasons.

For business

To be seen as local vendors - local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers

For marketing purpose

So customers can remember their numbers easily or to be seen as local vendors as local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers


To give online dating matches a 2nd phone number until they’ve gone on a date and trust each other

To buy and sell goods

For Craigslist, Facebook, eBay purchases or sales so that people don’t have your personal information and don’t bother you after the sale or purchase has been made

Nearby Codes

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

Can I buy a local 205 Alabama phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 205 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Alabama’ as the state. Once you have chosen an area code you can choose a number of your choice. Once you have selected a number to make calls or send texts you can subscribe and enjoy a 3 day free trial.

What are the other Alabama local area codes?

You can find the Alabama local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 205 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 205 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

Why Use Phoner

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