779 Area Code

Get a Rockford, Illinois phone number

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Illinois map showing location of area code 779 within the state

779 Phone Number





Major City:


The 779 area code is in Illinois, United States.

Area code 779 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

This area code covers northwestern Illinois and serves Rockford, DeKalb, and Freeport

Nearby counties:

Illinois's 779 area code serves the following counties: Winnebago, DeKalb, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Lee

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 219 - Hammond

Area Code 262 - Kenosha

Area Code 309 - Peoria

Area Code 312 - Chicago

Area Code 563 - Davenport

Area Code 608 - Madison

Area Code 765 - Muncie

Area Code 773 - Chicago

Area Code 872 - Chicago

Area Code 217/447 - Springfield

Area Code 224/847 - Elgin

Area Code 331/630 - Aurora

Area Code 464/708 - Cicero

History of 779

Area Code

The Illinois 779 area code was introduced in 2008 for northwestern Illinois

Things To Do Near

Area Code 779

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 779 area code (Rockford County).

Things to do in Rockford, Illinois tend to includes Starved Rock State Park, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Illinois Railway Museum and much more.

Starved Rock State Park

Hike through the scenic canyons and waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park.

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Experience the tranquility of Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford.

Illinois Railway Museum

Visit the Illinois Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the United States.


in Rockford

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 779 are:

Northern Illinois University

Rock Valley College

Kishwaukee College

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

Why do people sign up for a virtual 779 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 779 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 779 Illinois phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 779 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Illinois’ 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 Illinois local area codes?

You can find the Illinois local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 779 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 779 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

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