New Nova Scotia/PEI area code 782

by admin on October 7, 2013

Canadian provinces Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are currently served by area code 902. As a relief method for this NPA the new area code 782 will be introduced on November 30, 2014 to cover the exact same region. As a result 10 digit dialing will become mandatory for all national calls originating within any of the two provinces (local calls included) starting November 30, 2014. There will also be a permissive 10 digit dialing period starting August 23, 2014. During the permissive period local calls will work either by dialing 7 or 10 digits.

See Official announcement and map of the new overlay complex 902/782 (PDF document).

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New Indiana area code 930

by admin on October 7, 2013

A new area code will be activated in 2014 as a relief plan for NPA 812 serving the southern part of Indiana (Bloomington, Evansville, Terre Haute..). The new area code 930 will be activated on October 6, 2014. A permissive 10 digit dialing period will be introduced on March 1, 2014. During this permissive period local calls in the area covered by existing area code 812 will be dialed by using either 7 or 10 digit dialing (the latter is encouraged). The end of the permissive period is September 6 – this is the date when 10 digit dialing becomes mandatory for all local calls in this area.

See Official announcement and map of the new overlay complex 812/930 (PDF document)

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New Connecticut area code 959

October 7, 2013

A new area code will be overlaid on the existing 860 Connecticut area code covering cities such as Bristol, Hartford or Manchester. The new area code 959 will become active on August 30, 2014. Mandatory 10 digit dialing will be used in the area covered by the two area codes. See official announcement and map […]

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New Texas area code 346

October 3, 2013

The Houston area in Texas is currently served by 3 area codes: 713, 281 and 832. All 3 codes cover the same geographic area. A 4th area code will be activated on July 1, 2014 as a the relief method for the aforementioned 3 area code overlay complex. See official NANPA announcement featuring implementation dates […]

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New Pennsylvania area code 272

April 5, 2013

Pennsylvania area code 570, covering towns and cities such as Carbondale, Mountain Top, Plymouth, Scranton or Wilkes-Barre will be overlaid by the new area code 272 starting October 21, 2013. The new area code will cover the same area currently served by area code 570. The use of two area codes in this northern part […]

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New British Columbia area code 236

March 20, 2013

Currently, the Canadian province of British Columbia uses 3 area codes: 604, 250 and 778. Area codes 604 and 250 serve the Vancouver area (including cities such as Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, etc) and the rest of the province respectively, while 778 overlays both area codes, therefore serving the whole province. A new area code 236 […]

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New Kentucky area code 364

March 20, 2013

A new area code was announced for the state of Kentucky in December 2012. The new 364 NPA will be introduced on March 3, 2014 and will overlay area code 270 covering KY cities such as Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Paducah. 10 digit dialing will be mandatory starting February 1, 2014 for calls within the […]

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New Ontario area code 365

October 8, 2012

The new area code 365 will become active on March 25, 2013 and will cover the Ontario region around Toronto currently served by overlay complex 905/289. The new area code will cover the same area including towns such as Ajax-Pickering, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, and Whitby. See the official […]

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New Ontario area code 437

October 8, 2012

Area code 437 will be introduced on March 25, 2013 as relief for overlay complex 416/647 covering the city of Toronto, Ontario. The new area code will cover the same geographical area. Since 10 digit dialing is already mandatoty in existing overlay complex 416/647, no permissive period is required and no changes wil be made […]

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New Saskatchewan area code 639

September 10, 2012

On September 7, 2012 NANPA announced the introduction of a new area code for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan starting May 25, 2013. The new 639 area code will overlay existing area code 306 currently serving the aforementioned province (Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton, …). Starting February 25, 2013 carriers in the 306 area will be able […]

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