OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that effective September
12, 2008, 10-digit dialing will be required for all local calls in the area
code 418 region.
The transition to 10-digit dialing will be gradually implemented
beginning on June 21, 2008, and become mandatory by September 12, 2008.
Also, effective September 19, 2008, a new area code will be introduced in
the region currently served by area code 418. Customers seeking new numbers in
this area code could be given a number starting with area code 581.
These measures are being taken to prevent the exhaustion of telephone
numbers in the area code 418 region. The Canadian Numbering Administration
forecasts that this region will run out of telephone numbers by October 2008.
The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.
Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-71 http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/whatsnew.htm
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2007-8
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