Time for last bas­tion to change to 10-digit di­al­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

One of Canada’s last bas­tions of lo­cal seven-digit di­al­ing will soon be no more. Peo­ple in New­found­land and Labrador were told Tues­day that lo­cal 10-digit di­al­ing — in­clud­ing the area code and the phone num­ber — will be­gin on Aug. 17, 2018. The Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Al­liance, a group of ma­jor Cana­dian telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies, says the change is to pre­pare for the new 879 area code ap­proved in Fe­bru­ary, which will serve the same area as the prov­ince’s long-time 709 area code.

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