Alberta will get fifth area code in 2022

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Alberta will receive a fifth area code number beginning in April 2022.

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Area code 368 will be introduced in Alberta beginning April 23, 2022, joining area codes 403, 587, 780 and 825, in order to meet the growing demand for new phone numbers.

“The introduction of a new area code creates millions of additional phone numbers without affecting existing numbers,” Kelly T. Walsh, program manager for the Canadian Numbering Manager said in a press release Wednesday.

“The new 368 area code will be added to the current area codes already used in Alberta.”

The area code will be phased in throughout the province, and consumers and businesses requesting a new phone number can receive one with the new area code. Numbers with the new area code will only be assigned to customers once there is no longer a sufficient supply of existing area codes.

The introduction of the new area code will not affect the geographic boundaries of local calling areas or the way long distance calls are dialed. Special numbers like 211, 311, 411, 611 and 911 will not be affected and will continue to be dialed with only three digits.

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