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Quebec dials up new area code for 819 region

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC will roll out a new area code in Quebec starting next fall as the 819 region begins to run out of numbers three years earlier than originally anticipated.Starting September 15, 2012, new telephone numbers assigned in the region currently covered by 819 may be given the area code 873, the Commission announced Wednesday. Existing customers will keep their current area code and phone