Quebec Area Code 873
Area Code 873 is in Quebec
(418 and 581 and 367) - (450 and 579)
(514 and 438) - (819 and 873)
Area Code 873 History:
Area code 873 was officially put into service. Area code 873 is an overlay of area code 819. Mandatory 10 digit dialing is required.
Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 819/873 overlay because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
Area code 468 has been approved as an all services overlay covering the two existing area code overlays 819 and 873 with an implementation date of 10/22/2022. Ten digit dialing is already necessary in the existing 819 and 873 overlay and this will be extended to area code 468 when it is put into service. 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 Quebec within area code 873 include:
Area codes 873 and 819 cover portions of central and western Quebec including the communities Drummondville, Gatineau, Magog, Rouyn-Noranda, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Val-d'Or, and Victoriaville in addition to many smaller communities within the area codes 873 and 819 overlay service area.