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 has been approved as an all services overlay of area code 506 effective 04/29/2023. The implementation date was changed in May 2020 and had been previously planned for 11/21/2020. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be 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.