709 area: Newfoundland and Labrador
Dates to remember
Starting August 17, 2018
Business and residential customers need to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the 7-digit phone number – for all local calls. If the area code is not dialed, the caller will hear a reminder message before the call is completed.
Starting November 10, 2018
10-digit dialing will be mandatory: business and residential customers need to dial the area code followed by the 7-digit number for all local calls. If the 10-digit number is not dialed, the call will not be completed.
After November 24, 2018
A new area code, 879, will be gradually introduced and will be used in the same region as area code 709.