Robert: 10 digit dialing coming to Newfoundland and Labrador April 1st
Written by Robert Shawn on March 1, 2023
Starting April 1, 2023, all local calls made in Newfoundland and Labrador will need to include the area code.
“Local 10-digit dialing impacts all residents and businesses. It is important that everyone adopt this new dialing mode starting on April 1st,” said Program Manager of the Canadian Numbering Administrator, Kelly T. Walsh.
To prepare for the change, residents and businesses are encouraged to add the area code 709 to programmed numbers in all of their communications devices and equipment including wireline and wireless phones, auto dialers, computers, alarm systems and lifeline equipment. The complete 10-digit phone number should also appear on any personal or business stationary, cheques, and advertising. Employee, client, supplier, and other databases should also be updated to reflect the change.