Cable & Telecom

New area codes coming to Alberta, southwestern Ontario

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - To keep up with the growing demand for new phone numbers, the CRTC said Wednesday that it will add new area codes to Alberta and southwestern Ontario within the next three years. Starting April 9, 2016, the area code 825 will join current area codes 403, 587, and 780 in serving Alberta. Effective June 4, 2015, new telephone numbers assigned in the 226 and 519 regions of southwestern Ontario may be given area code 548. Existing customers will keep their current area codes and phone numbers. www.crtc.gc.ca