Residents of British Columbia and Quebec will soon have new area codes.
B.C. will implement a new 672 area code on May 4th, 2019. Like most new area codes, the 672 one is designed to help with the growing number of phone numbers in the province.
Quebec, meanwhile, is set to launch its new 367 area code on November 24th of this year. It will be part of the regions of Quebec that are currently served by the 418 and 581 area codes.
“The introduction of a new area code creates millions of additional telephone numbers without affecting the existing numbers,” said Glen Brown, director of the Canadian numbering administrator, in a recent press release.
B.C.’s new 672 area code will be mixed into the province’s existing area codes. The code will be introduced gradually with only some residents getting the new code until the old codes run out of numbers. The old codes in B.C. are 604, 250, 778 and 236. In Quebec, the codes are 418 and 581.
Source: Alliance des télécommunicateurs