Things You Should Know
- To meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and numbers, new area code 672 was introduced in British Columbia in May 2019. The new area code co-exists in British Columbia with area codes 236, 250, 604, and 778. There is no change to customers’ existing telephone numbers. Telephone numbers beginning with the new area code 672 are available for use after the Relief Date of 4 May 2019.
- 10‑digit dialing continues to be used for all local calls in British Columbia.
- Local and long distance calling areas and prices will not change with the addition of the new area code 672. Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 672 get the same calling areas and prices as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in British Columbia.
- Continue to dial N11 service access codes such as emergency calls (911), directory assistance (411), repair (611), and relay service (711) using 3‑digits.