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Montreal to get a new area code

OTTAWA and GATINEAU – The greater Montreal region will get a new area code next year. The CRTC said that starting in October 2010, new telephone numbers assigned in the 450 region may be given area code 438. In 2003, area code 438 was introduced to deal with the shortage of telephone numbers in the region served by area code 514. The Canadian Numbering Administrator told the CRTC last year that area code 450, which is adjacent to the 514 region, is expected to run out of telephone numbers by February 2011.