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Ameritech Illinois LandLine/Services in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Reported between 4/30/2020 and 1/1/2023
(618) 288-7197 - Prior Owners
(618) Area Code - Information:
The 618 area code is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for southwestern Illinois. It serves the Metro East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including the cities of Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, and O'Fallon. The 618 area code also includes parts of Madison County and St. Clair County in Illinois.
(618) Area Code - Industries:The 618 area code is home to many industries that contribute to its economy. These include manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail trade, finance and insurance services, professional and technical services, transportation and warehousing services, construction services, and government services. Major employers in the 618 area code include Scott Air Force Base in Belleville; Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City; Anderson Hospital in Maryville; Memorial Hospital in Belleville; Olin Corporation in East Alton; and Ameren Corporation in Collinsville.
(618) Area Code - Universities & Colleges:The 618 area code is home to several universities and colleges that offer higher education opportunities to students from all over the world. These include Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), McKendree University in Lebanon, Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) with campuses located throughout the Metro East region of southwestern Illinois, Lindenwood University-Belleville Campus located near Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Lewis & Clark Community College located near Godfrey on the banks of the Mississippi River just north of Alton, and Greenville College located near Highland just east of St. Louis.
(618) Area Code - Unique Facts:The 618 area code was created as part of a split from the 314 area code which had served southwestern Illinois since 1947 when it was first established by AT&T as one of the original 86 North American Area Codes. The 618 area code was officially put into service on January 7th 1996 after being approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
(618) Area Code - Famous People:The 618 area code has been home to many famous people throughout history including actor John Malkovich who grew up in Benton; musician Miles Davis who was born in Alton; former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner who attended college at Northern Iowa before transferring to play football at University of Northern Iowa; actress Jane Lynch who grew up near Springfield; singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow who grew up near Kennett; actor Brad Pitt who attended Kickapoo High School near Springfield; comedian Jon Stewart who attended college at SIU Carbondale before transferring to William & Mary College; actor Vince Vaughn who attended Lake Forest Academy near Chicago before attending college at University of Southern California (USC); actress Jennifer Aniston who attended high school at Rudolf Steiner School near New York City before attending college at New York University (NYU); singer/songwriter Taylor Swift who grew up near Wyomissing Pennsylvania before moving to Nashville Tennessee where she began her music career; actor George Clooney who attended Augusta High School near Augusta Kentucky before attending college at Northern Kentucky University (NKU); actress Julia Roberts who grew up near Smyrna Georgia before attending college at Georgia State University (GSU); singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake who grew up near Memphis Tennessee before attending college at University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK); rapper Eminem who grew up near Detroit Michigan before becoming an international superstar; and basketball player Michael Jordan who attended Emsley A Laney High School near Wilmington North Carolina before attending college at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC).
(618) Area Code - Cities Covered:
The 618 area code covers the cities Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Granite City and O'fallon in the Counties of Madison, St Clair, Jackson and St. Clair.
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