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Fort St. John
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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10-Digit Dialing Coming

We are now less than two weeks away from introduction of ten-digit dialing for local telephone calls.

To meet growing demand for phone numbers the industry is adding new area codes to BC and Alberta.

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They are 7-7-8 in BC’s current 2-5-0 area code region and, 5-8-7 right across Alberta.

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The end result means that people must add the area code for local calls, making them ten digit numbers.

A permissive dialing period will begin, on June 23rd to help callers adjust.

During that period those who dial seven digits will hear a recordedreminder, advising them to dial ten digits the next time they place alocal call.

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In order to ensure a seamless transition businesses and consumersneed to make the necessary changes, by reprogramming communicationssystems and equipment.

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That includes telephones, wireless equipment, computers and fax machines.

They should also contact security system operators, to ensure that equipment is set up for ten digit dialing.

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