Area Code 506
Area Code 506 History:
Area code 506 was officially put into service. Area code 506 was created from a split of area code 902. The entire province of New Brunswick uses area code 506.
Area code 428 was put into services overlay of area code 506. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 428/506 overlay because different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
Major cities or places in New Brunswick within area code 506 include:
Area code 506 serves the larger communities of Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston, Florenceville, Fredericton, Grand Falls, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, Sait Stephen, and Woodstock, in addition to many smaller communities throughout New Brunswick.