It is time again to add a new Area Code in British Columbia.
One of the fastest growing markets in Canada means population growth and that means more telephone numbers.
Starting May 4, 2019, an additional area code will be introduced in British Columbia. The introduction of the new area code 672 is the result of a decision by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and is intended to meet the continuously growing demand for more telephone numbers.
“The introduction of a new area code creates millions of additional telephone numbers without affecting the existing numbers. The new area code 672 will be added to the current 604, 250, 778 and 236 area codes already in use in British Columbia” – Glen Brown – Director of Canadian Numbering Administration
The new area code will be introduced across BC starting on May 4, 2019. After this date, consumers and businesses requesting a new phone number may receive one with the new area code. Numbers with the new 672 area code will only be assigned to customers once there is no longer a sufficient supply of numbers with the existing area codes – 604, 250, 778 and 236.
Most of the other carriers are telling their customers that the introduction of a new area code in the region does not affect the geographic boundaries for local calling areas or the way long distance calls are dialed. Special numbers such as 211, 311, 411, 611 and 911 will not be affected and will still be dialed using only three digits. However, at VCS there is no charge for Calls to anywhere in North America, so you can enjoy getting a new number and let it move with you anywhere you go.
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