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New area code announced for Northern Ontario

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Northern Ontario will be getting a new area code and 10-digit local dialing, the CRTC has announced.New telephone numbers in the 705 area code region may be given area code 249 as of March 19, 2011, as the region exhausts its supply of telephone numbers. The Canadian Numbering Administrator warned the CRTC earlier this year that area code 705 is expected to run out of telephone numbers by October 2012.The transition to 10-digit dialing will begin on January 15, 2011, and will be gradually introduced over the following weeks before becoming mandatory by March 12,