Are you ready for Area Code 639?
Growth in the population and an increase in activity among service providers has resulted in the need for a second area code in the province.
Area code 639 and local 10-digit dialing will take effect in May 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
Local 10-digit dialing is required in order to implement the new area code. With local 10-digit dialing, users must enter a 3 digit area code followed by a 7 digit telephone number when placing a local phone call.
Will my phone number change?
No, your current phone number will not change. The new area code will be overlaid across the province and will be assigned for new connects as required.
Can someone else in Saskatchewan have the same phone number as me, but with a different area code?
Yes, it is possible for someone else to have the same phone number as you with a different area code. So it's very important to clearly identify your area code at every opportunity including advertisements, brochures, catalogues, business cards, letterhead, signage, websites, cheques, invoices, etc...
How can I make my wireless device call 10 digits automatically?
Your wireless device is already capable of dialing 10 digits automatically. When adding contact information to your device, be sure to include the area code. There are applications available for Android and iOS platforms to help update your contact list if you hace not included area codes. Please see the appropriate application store for your device.
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