617 Area Code

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Massachusetts map showing location of area code 617 within the state

617 Phone Number





Major City:


The 617 area code is in Massachusetts, United States.

Area code 617 is in the Eastern time zone (UTC -5).

This area code covers eastern Massachusetts and serves Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy

Nearby counties:

Massachusetts's 617 area code serves the same counties as the 857 area code: Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex, Plymouth, and Bristol

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 339/781 - Boston

Area Code 351/978 - Lowell

Area Code 508/774 - Worcester

History of 617

Area Code

The Massachusetts 617 area code was introduced in 1947 for eastern Massachusetts

Things To Do Near

Area Code 617

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 617 area code (Boston County).

Things to do in Boston, Massachusetts tend to includes Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Museum of Science and much more.

Freedom Trail

Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, a 2.5-mile path that takes you to 16 historical sites, including the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere's House, and the Old North Church.

Fenway Park

Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country. Take a guided tour or catch a game to experience the charm of this iconic venue.

Museum of Science

Located in Boston, the Museum of Science offers interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, and live demonstrations. It's a family-friendly destination with a focus on science, technology, and innovation.


in Boston

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 617 are:

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boston College

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

Why do people sign up for a virtual 617 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 617 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 617 Massachusetts phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 617 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Massachusetts’ 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 Massachusetts local area codes?

You can find the Massachusetts local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 617 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 617 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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