AREA CODE NEWS - 2013

New Area Codes To Be
Placed in Service During 2013


3/25/2013 - Ontario - Area code 365 in Ontario is scheduled to be placed into service as overlay of area codes 289 and 905.

Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 905/289/365 overlay because three different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.

03/25/2013 - Ontario - Area code 437 in Ontario is scheduled to be placed into service as overlay of area codes 647 and 416 and mandatory 10 digit dialing will be required.

05/25/2013 - Saskatchewan - Area code 639 in Saskatchewan is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 306 . The 306/639 overlay will cover the entire province of Saskatchewan. Mandatory ten digit dialing begins on the date of implementation. As early as 02/25/2013 many caller will receive a recorded announcement instructing them to first dial the area code followed by the local seven digit number, however, after hearing the annoucement the call will be completed. On 05/25/2013 the ten digit dialing pattern will be required. After mandatory dialing begins if a caller does not dial the area code first a recorded annoucement will instruct the caller to hang up and redial the number with the mandatory 10 digits.

06/01/2013 - British Columbia - Area code 236 in British Columbia is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area codes 250, 604 and 778. Mandatory ten-digit dialing is already required in area codes 250, 604 and 778 so no changes in local dialing plans is necessary.

07/01/2013 - Texas - Area code 737 in Texas is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 512. Effective December 1, 2012 permissive 10 digit dialing will be implemented. On June 1, 2013 mandatory 10 digit dialing will be required.

10/21/2013 - Pennsylvania - Area code 272 in Pennsylvania is scheduled to be placed into service as an overlay of area code 570. Effective September 21, 2013 10 digit dialing will be required.

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Mandatory Ten Digit Dialing News

03/25/2012 - Ontario - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 25, 2013 for area code 365 in the overlay 905/289/365. Mandatory ten-digit dialing is already required in area codes 905 and 289 so no changes in local dialing plans is necessary.

03/25/2012 - Ontario - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 25, 2013 for area code 437 in the overlay 416/647/437. Mandatory ten-digit dialing is already required in area codes 416 and 647 so no changes in local dialing plans is necessary.

05/25/2015 - Saskatchewan - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins May 25, 2012 for overlay area codes 306/639.

06/01/2013 - British Columbia- Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins November 03, 2012 for area code 236. Mandatory ten-digit dialing is already required in area codes 250, 604 and 778 so no changes in local dialing plans is necessary.

06/01/2013 -Texas - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins June 1, 2013 for overlay area ocdes 737 and 512.

09/21/2013 - Pennsylvania - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins September 21, 2013 for overlay area ocdes 272 and 570.