Introduction of area code 672 in British Columbia currently served by area codes 236/250/604/778


Due to the high demand of new Telephone Numbers in the geographic region currently covered by area codes 604/250/778/236, a fifth area code (672) will come into effect on May 4, 2019. Note: The new area code will be 672, and will only be assigned to new telephone numbers. Anyone who already has a number with area code 604/250/778/236 will keep the same number. The geographic boundaries that govern long distance will not change. Special numbers like 9-1-1 will still be dialed using 3 digits. For your local calls, you will continue to dial 10 digits (area code + local number). The 672 area code will be introduced gradually in the BC region now served by 604/250/778/236 with an overlay method. Introducing a new area code does not affect local calling areas in any way. When will it be possible for businesses to reserve new numbers in area code 672? The Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) will assign blocks of new numbers to telecommunications carriers only when all numbers in the existing area code have run out. For more details, companies should contact their telecommunications provider. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact us by emailing or through your eportal access.

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