10-digit dialling and new area code coming in 2014 to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The ever increasing popularity of new telecom services and the growing demand for new telephone numbers will soon result in the 902 area code reaching capacity.
As a result, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has determined that customers will need to adopt 10-digit dialling for all local calls within the 902 area code as of August 23, 2014. In addition, starting in November 2014, a new area code will be introduced – area code 782. These changes are designed to handle increased demand, but will not result in any changes to local dialling rates.
DSM is already prepared…
The DSM Telecom network is configured for 10-digit local dialling and would encourage everyone to update their telecommunications equipment and features, including:
Key dates to remember
For more information on 10 digit dialling, you can visit www.dial10.ca.
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