709 area: Newfoundland and Labrador

10-digit dialing becomes mandatory

Starting August 17, 2018, business and residential consumers in the 709 region will have to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the phone number – for all local communications. This dialing method has been successfully implemented in several regions in Canada.

The introduction of 10-digit dialing is the result of a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and will pave the way for the addition of a new area code, 879, starting on November 24, 2018, as the 709 area code reaches capacity.

For your local calls, you will always enter 10 digits (area code + local number)

  • from 709 to 709
  • from 709 to 879
  • from 879 to 879

The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number.

Do you have a number in the 709 area?

Anyone who already has a number with area code 709 will keep the same number.

In Newfoundland and Labrador

709 + 879