New 437 and 365 Area Codes for Greater Toronto Area on 25 March

by Istvan Fekete on February 14, 2013

The Telecommunications Alliance has announced that the Greater Toronto Area will get two new area codes as of 25 March, 2013 due to the high demand for telephone numbers, particularly for wireless devices.

“Starting March 25, 2013, two new area codes will be introduced in the Greater Toronto Area. In Toronto, the 437 area code will be added to the 416/647 area codes. In the 905/289 region, the 365 area code will be introduced.”

The new 437 and 365 codes will complement existing telephone numbers and will come into effect as new phone numbers are required.

“These new area codes reflect the growing use of cell phones and other mobile devices. Telecommunications service providers will be able to accommodate the growing demand for new telephone numbers with absolutely no impact on customers,” said Glenn Pilley, Director of the Canadian Numbering Administrator. “We expect the first numbers with the new area codes to be assigned over the coming months as part of a seamless transition process.”

Obviously, businesses may be interested in reserving new numbers with the area codes 437 or 365. However, business owners should be aware that the Canadian Number Administrator (CNA) will assign blocks of new numbers to telecommunications carriers only when all numbers in the existing area code have run out.

The 437 area code will be introduced in the region now served by the 416 and 647 codes in Toronto, with an overlay method, while the 365 area code will be introduced in the region now served by the 905 and 286 codes in the Greater Toronto Area.

The introduction of new area codes in the region will have absolutely no impact on the local calling areas or the way local or long-distance calls are dialed, and special dial numbers such as 9-1-1 will still be dialed using only three digits.

The Telecommunications Alliance also says that new area codes will also be introduced in several other regions throughout Canada in the upcoming months, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Price Edward Island.

Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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