AREA CODE NEWS - 2012

New Area Codes To Be
Placed in Service During 2012


03/24/2012 - Maryland - Area code 667 in Maryland is scheduled to be placed into service as overlay of area codes 443 and 410.

Ten digit dialing will be mandatory. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary when two or more area codes cover the same geographic area.

04/30/2012 - North Carolina - Area code 984 in North Carolina is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 919. Permissive seven or ten digit dialing begins October 1, 2011. Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 31, 2012. The earliest date that customers will be assigned the new 984 area code is April 30, 2012.

09/15/2012 - Quebec - Area code 873 in Quebec is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 819 . Mandatory ten digit dialing begins on the date of implementation. According to the Canadian Numbering Administrator the major communities served by the 819/873 overlay include Hull, Drummondville, Gatineau, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivieres, Val D' Or and Victoriaville.

11/03/2012 - Manitoba - Area code 431 in Manitoba is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 204. Until the implementation of area code 431 Manitoba has utilized only one area code. Effective July 29, 2012 through August 5, 2012, callers may receive a recorded annoucement notifiying them that the local number they are calling should be dialed as a ten digit number. On November 3, 2012 mandatory 10 digit dialing will be required.

11/20/2012 - California - Area code 669 in California is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 408. Effective April 21, 2012 permissive 10 digit dialing will be implemented. On October 20, 2012 mandatory 10 digit dialing will be required.

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Mandatory Ten Digit Dialing News

03/24/2012 - Maryland - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 24, 2012 for overlay area codes 410/443/667

04/30/2012 - North Carolina - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 31, 2012 for overlay area ocdes 919/984.

09/15/2012 - Quebec - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins September 15, 2012 for area code 873 which will be an overlay with area code 819. Mandatory ten-digit dialing is already required in area code 819 so no changes in local dialing plans is necessary.

11/03/2012 - Manitoba- Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins November 03, 2012 for overlay area ocdes 204/431.

11/20/2012 - California - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins November 20, 2012 for overlay area ocdes 408/669.