Area Code 249
Area Code 249 is in Ontario
(289 and 365 and 742 and 905) - (416 and 437 and 647)
(226 and 519 and 548) - (343 and 613 and 753) - (249 and 683 and 705)
Area Code 249 History:
Area code 249 was officially put into service as an overlay of area code 705.
Effective March 5, 2011 ten digit dialing became mandatory. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary when two area codes cover the same geographic area.
Area code 683 was put into service as an all services overlay covering the two existing area code overlays (249 and 705). Ten digit dialing is already necessary in the existing 249 and 705 overlay and this will be extended to area code 683. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary when two or more area codes cover the same geographic area.
Major cities or places in Ontario within area code 249 include:
Area codes 249, 683 and 705 cover portions of central and northeastern Ontario, including the larger communities of Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Greater Sudbury, Haliburton, Hearst, Huntsville, Lindsay, Midland, North Bay, Orillia, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Temiskaming Shores in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.
Read more about ten digit dialing.