New Brunswick is about to enable local 10-digit dialling and also a new area code.
Starting August 13th, 2020, 7-digit local dialling in New Brunswick will shift to 10-digit local dialling. The reason for this change is due to the “ever-growing use of communications services is driving the increase in demand for phone numbers in the region.”
The Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) and the CRTC announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) announced that the current 506 area code in New Brunswick will be at capacity and unveiled a new 428 area code in the region.
“Most regions in Canada have already transitioned to local 10-digit dialling and we are confident these changes will be seamless for residents and businesses in New Brunswick,” said Edward Antecol, general manager of the Canadian numbering administrator.
The effective date for the new area code is November 21st, 2020.