A new number is coming to town this Saturday.
Starting June 4th, area code 548 will join 226 and 519 to residents in southwestern Ontario, specifically Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Stratford, Windsor and Woodstock.
The CRTC and the Canadian Numbering Administrator announced this implementation of area code 548 will enable millions new telephone numbers because “the growing use of communications services has led to a huge increase in the requirement for telephone numbers in this region.” Area codes 226 and 519 will continue to operate without interruption.
“the new area code will be introduced gradually across southwestern Ontario once there is no longer a sufficient supply of numbers with the existing area codes – 226 and 519. Telephone numbers will not change but subscribers may be offered a phone number with the 548 area code when they contact their provider for new or additional services,” said Glen Brown of Canadian Numbering Administrator, in a recent press release.
The 519 area code was introduced in 1953, then 56 years later 226 was added in 2006. Now, 10 years later, 548 is being added.
Source: New Area Codes