Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dialling up More Digits

A Motorola Black RAZR. It was either that or pink at SaskTel.
If you live in Alberta and British Columbia, warm up your dialling fingers. According to Digital Home Canada, 10 digits are required for all telephone calls, local and otherwise, in those provinces starting September 12, 2007. And Albertans will get a new area code (587) among their existing area codes.

Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan, it's still just 306, and that number still needs to be omitted when not calling long distance, and it could stay that way for a while yet.

A quick search of the Canadian Numbering Administrator (mentioned in the article) gives you the area codes of Canada, where they are, all the exchanges within each, where those are, and which telephone service is responsible for them (SaskTel, Telus Mobility, Allstream, etc.). On the list dealing with the 306, it seems there are still plenty of numbers to go around.

In the chance Swift Current gains a whole bunch of people, we'll need to dial 770 soon. They'll be an elite group.

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