OTTAWA-GATINEAU, April 13, 2010 —The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced a new area code to manage the telephone number shortage that will affect the region currently covered by area codes 289 and 905. This is the first time that a third area code has been added to a region in Canada.
Starting March 25, 2013, new telephone numbers assigned in the region may be given the area code 365. Existing customers will keep their current area code and phone numbers.
These measures are being implemented in response to the Canadian Numbering Administrator’s warning that the region is expected to run out of telephone numbers by March 2014.
The CRTC is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.
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